Kolkata: A woman was allegedly slapped by an on-duty Kolkata Traffic Police officer following an altercation over getting into an app-based cab in the city’s Park Street area, police said on Thursday. The woman lodged a case against the additional sub-inspector of Kolkata Traffic Police South Traffic Guard, Hiralal Mondol accusing him of slapping her on Wednesday night at Park Street, the police said. Mondal had reportedly asked the app-based cab to leave the spot because it was blocking the way for other vehicles, a Kolkata Police officer said. "It was then that an altercation broke out between the woman and the traffic police officer. She had allegedly pulled him by his uniform and pushed him and the officer purportedly slapped the woman," the officer added.
Kolkata Police sources said that Additional Commissioner of Police (III) Supratim Sarkar had telephoned the woman and promised proper action against the accused police personnel after an investigation. The local police station has recorded the woman’s complaint; he said adding that the CCTV footages of the area have been sought.