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Speeding policeman crashes into a house in Ponda, residents are lucky to get away with it

Jul 31, 2022 | 08:30 IST

Speeding policeman crashes into a house in Ponda, residents are lucky to get away with it

The car driven by the PSI would have had dark tinted windows, no pollution certificate and expired insurance

Team Herald

PONDA: In what could have been a major tragedy, a high-speed car crashed into the wall of a house in Ponda, after the driver, a policeman, lost control of the vehicle. The inhabitants of the house had a narrow escape, as they were all in the kitchen.

Sandeep Parkar, the owner of the house, told the Herald the car was driven by PSI Ashish Satodkar stationed at the Raj Bhavan in Dona Paula. He said the cop was heading from Ponda towards Khandepar and lost control at Opa Junction, veering into the wrong lane and then crashing into the house.

Parkar checked the car and found it had dark tinted windows, no pollution certificate, and the vehicle’s insurance had expired.

“I suspect he was drunk. Initially he apologized and said he would pay for the damage, but later he arrived with about 8 men and said he couldn’t bear the whole thing. of the cost and that he would only pay a ‘certain amount’,” complained Parkar, who has vowed to file a formal complaint with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to take action against police officers who openly break the law. , then abuse their power.