Gurgaon woman arrested over slapping Army jawan gets bail

Gurgaon woman arrested over slapping Army jawan gets bail

The subedar leading the party told police that the woman overtook them near Rajokri flyover and started driving in a zigzag fashion in front of the Army truck. The subedar has claimed that the woman was driving the vehicle in a rash manner and that she did not give them space to overtake the auto despite blowing the horn a number of times.

The accused lady was apprehended by the police and FIR under 4 different sections of the IPC was also registered against her.

The matter caught the Delhi police's attention after the video of the incident shot by a passerby went viral on social media with most Indians deploring the woman's disrespectful behavior towards the soldier.

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She apparently blamed the constable for being an Army personnel after which he came back to the truck and sat in the driver's seat. He got down to speak to her but she abused him and also slapped him a couple of times, they said. The complaint said Kalra held the constable by the collar, slapped him and hurled abuses at him. She is seen walking back to her auto glaring at the person who shot the video. She was married to an Army officer's son but since divorced.

In the police complaint, an Army subedar said he was going in a military truck to drop off five colleagues at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station when the woman, driving an Indica vehicle overtook them near the Rajokri flyover. However, the army subedar had asked his colleague to do a video recording of the incident. Subsequently, Kalra was arrested from her house in Gurugram and her auto seized.

Police said Smriti Kalra of Gurugram's Phase-5 was arrested on charges of assaulting a public servant and deterring him from discharging his duty.

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