FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, Sept 9: The Itagar Traffic Wardens (ITW) have alleged that on Wednesday a warden was assaulted on duty by IRBn personnel.
In a release, the ITW informed that IRBn personnel Atum Blayu who was in civil dress assaulted traffic warden Tagung Hayi near Itagar police station.
"He violated traffic and entered into No Entry Area towards police station after taking wrong turn near bus station at Bank Tili. He was riding Scooty and was accompanied by his wife and kid. The Traffic Warden on duty requested them to take the route from BSNL Point, which is as per new traffic diversion rule. Instead of cooperating with the traffic rule they forcefully entered into no entry area. The whole problem started due to this," stated ITW. They also alleged that both husband and wife attacked Tagung Hayi with stones and caused injury to him. Further they claimed that one of the Traffic Wardens called up at Police Station, which is hardly a few meters away but no one came to take care of the situation and overlooked the incident. "Warden Hayi rushed to police station to save himself but there also in presence of police personnel he was assaulted. The police present at station refused to interfere and instead misbehaved with traffic wardens," the ITW added. An FIR has been lodged against both husband and wife. The IRBn personnel have been arrested by the police. The ITW claimed that on many occasion they have been at the receiving end of the brutality.
"Traffic wardens Likha Taje, bam Ram, Bida Pachang, Tarak Haging, Chukhu Tanya, Terdam Gadi and now Tagung Hayi have all been assaulted while performing their duty. This kind of incident deeply demoralizes us. We are trying our best to improve traffic situation in capital complex. If people do not support us, how can we work in such hostile situation," stated ITW.
The wardens have appealed strict action against the alleged attacker duo and warned that they will start mass movement if government fails to punish the duo.