A female traffic constable in Thane has raised the bar for other constables after showing exemplary courage while performing her duty.
Seema Kale, who is posted at a special branch under the Thane commissionerate, has been rewarded by the Thane traffic department for standing up against an abusive traffic violator. She held her ground during adversity and has been awarded a cash prize of ₹10,000.
Seema was on duty at the Nitin Company Chowk signal on 25 February, 2016. Suddenly, a Scorpio passed by her. The driver was talking on his phone and he also jumped signals. Seema stopped the car and inquired for their licence. This act of Seema made the drive lose his cool and he started abusing and hitting her.
As per the Motor Vehicle Act, Seema boldly faced him, hit him back and took action against him. The incident got recorded in the CCTV. As per the source, the abusive driver whom Seema had to face is Shashikant Kalgude, a Shiv Sena party worker.
The traffic police department got really impressed by Seema’s courage and fearless retaliation. The Thane traffic DCP, Sandip Palve has started an initiative to award those cops who shows extraordinary courage while performing their duties and dealing with traffic violators.
Regarding this initiative, Sandip Palve said,
We have awarded constable Seema for her bravery so everyone gets motivated to take up cases and not step back to avoid such situations.
On asking Seema how she managed such a sudden situation, she said,
The incident was quite sudden. I hadn’t anticipated the extent to which it would get dragged. But I am happy that I responded to it in the right way; something like this should not happen with any policewoman, and if it does, they should be able to give it back without any fear.
Seema Kale is truly an example of an honest and dedicated officer. More officers like Seema will surely help goons learn a lesson and it will bring down the graph of road accidents that take place in India due to violation of traffic rules.
You can check the video of the incident here: