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Not assaulted warden: Vinosh Varghese

DC | November 29, 2013, 12.11 pm IST
Vinosh Varghese.
Vinosh Varghese.

Kochi: Vinosh Varghese, the accused in the traffic warden assault case, on Thursday said that all the charges levelled against him were fabricated and demanded a fair investigation into the case.

Maintaining that there were contradictions in the petitioner’s statements, he said that a verification of the surveillance camera at the spot and his mobile phone records would bring out the truth.
“I just asked her for the number of the scooter that hit my car after my pursuit of the rider was in vain.  But she was very rude, showing scant regard to my request”, he said.

He also dismissed his involvement in any criminal cases and sought to point out the criminal antecedents of the petitioner saying that she had been accused in over 10 cases in various police stations. 

“A person on behalf of the complainant approached my family, offering to settle the issue for a compensation of `10 lakh”, he added.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Inspector General of Ernakulam Range, Padmakumar, took the statement of Padmini, the traffic warden, in the backdrop of her allegation that the police was sabotaging the probe.

The incident occurred on November 2, when Vinosh allegedly manhandled the traffic warden and verbally abused her at Kathrikadavu junction in Kochi.

Following the incident, cases have been registered against Vinosh for using criminal force and assaulting an official on duty and outraging the modesty of  the woman traffic warden.

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