Cab driver on the run after knocking down motorist, thrashing constable

Cab driver on the run after knocking down motorist, thrashing constable

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-05-20 18:49 Bengaluru: The Bharati Nagar police have launched a manhunt for a drunk, out of control cab driver who is on the run after having knocked down a biker and beating up a constable who was escorting him to the police station on Thursday night.The accused Pinto Babu, a resident of Vivek Nagar, worked for a private cab service. On Thursday night, the accused knocked down a biker near Ulsoor Lake while driving in an inebriated state.Passers-by managed to hold Pinto and alerted the police control room. Head constable Jayaramaiah, attached to the Shivajinagar traffic police, rushed to the spot with his colleague and shifted the injured to Bowring hospital. As Pinto was being taken to the police station in his car, Pinto allegedly overpowered Jayaramaiah and pushed him out of the car before fleeing the spot. Jayaramiaiah immediately alerted the control room and a Hoysala vehicle tried to give chase but Pinto managed to escape.Later, Jayaramaiah complained to the jurisdictional Bharati Nagar police and provided the registration number of the vehicle. Based on the complaint, the Bharati Nagar police managed to seize the vehicle, but Pinto managed to escape.