The action-movie-like footage of the incident went viral on Thursday, after the policeman, Mahipal Singh Yadav, performed the daring maneuver on Monday evening in the Northern Indian city of Delhi.
In the video, captured by CCTV cameras, the constable is seen being dragged on the bonnet of the car, as the driver zig-zags along the road apparently in a bid to shake Yadav off. The rogue motorist eventually succeeds when the policeman falls from the car after a sharp jolt.
#CaughtOnCam-A Delhi traffic police constable was dragged on the bonnet of a car after he attempted to stop the vehicle for rash driving, in Delhi Cantonment area on Monday.
The accused managed to escape but was later caught by the locals.
— News18 (@CNNnews18) October 15, 2020
Yadav said that the driver initially slowed down, but when the constable approached him, he suddenly accelerated. “I fell on the car bonnet in a bid to escape being run over and grabbed on to the windshield wiper,” the constable recalled, according to the Hindustan Times.
Yadav added that he “repeatedly” asked the driver to stop, but instead he proceeded to drag the lawman “for 300-400 meters.” “He sped away after I fell off the bonnet,” Yadav concluded.
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