Drunk cop creates ruckus in Donkey’s Arse for closing early
When cops on patrolling duty tried stopping him, he assaulted them
Vasant Waghmare, a constable attached to Koregaon Park police station picked a fight with staff at a bar for not saying open till late. He hurled abuses at the staff for not serving him more drinks. Two cops, who were on patrolling duty tried stopping Waghmare, but ended up getting assaulted by the drunk constable. The 39-year-old constable is said to be close to suspended senior inspector of Koregaon Park police station, Kalyan Pawar.
The incident occurred on Saturday night at Donkey’s Arse, a restaurant cum bar in Lane number 7, Koregaon Park. According to police, Waghmare arrived at the bar little before midnight and ordered drinks. When the owner wanted to shut down the place and refused to serve him anymore drinks, Waghmare got irked. He allegedly started hurling abuses at the staff in the bar. Knowing that he was a serving cop, the staff did not react and politely declined to give him any more drinks.
According to police, Waghmare threw his weight around and said that he would not let the bar operate in his jurisdiction if he was not served alcohol. Around the same time, two constables on patrolling duty were passing by. They saw the ruckus and tried stopping Waghmare, who threatened them with dire consequences. He told the patrolling cops that he ‘would destroy them’. Waghmare allegedly threatened them that his mentor senior inspector Kalyan Pawar may have been suspended but he (Waghmare) continued to hold a clout.
Realising that situation was getting out of control, the patrolling cops alerted assistant inspector Varsha Bambe, also attached to Koregaon Park police station. Bambe and her team arrived at the spot and nabbed Waghmare.
The complaint states that Waghmare was brought to Koregaon Park police station and was being booked when he managed to flee. A resident of Swargate police colony, Wahmare knew that cops would come looking for him at his house and hence hid on the building’s terrace. In the wee hours of Sunday morning, however, cops managed to trace him from his hiding spot and arrested him.
He has been booked for assaulting on duty police officials, intimidating and abusing under sections 353, 504 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code.
Waghmare is known to be close to Kalyan Pawar, former senior inspector of Koregaon Park police station. Pawar was suspended on Friday for being soft on sex rackets in his jurisdiction. Sometime in December 2015, he had conducted a raid on a hotel and nabbed three call girls and a few customers. He had brought them to a local police chowky but let them off after some time without registering any complaint. Senior Pune officials got to known about this from a source and instituted an inquiry. Recently, the inquiry report found Pawar guilty, after which he was suspended.
Waghmare’s incident occurred a day after Pawar was suspended.
Originally published at thegoldensparrow.com.