It looks like the animosity amongst the local taxi drivers is growing due to their internal differences. In one such case, a 25-year-old yellow-black taxi driver attacked a 40-year-old fellow taxi driver along with his seven associates in front of the passenger, causing the serious injuries but the passenger managed to escape without any injuries. The accused and victim both belongs to the similar taxi union, said the sources.
According to the reports, a 40-year-old yellow-black taxi driver from Mangor hill in Vasco was seriously injured, after he was assaulted by fellow taxi operators on Monday night.
According to Vasco police, the incident occurred at the Shantinagar highway, when Ebrahim Inamdar, a member of United Taximen Union (UTU), an association of around 350 yellow-black taxis, was allegedly attacked by a fellow 25-year-old yellow-black driver of Birla.
Vasco police said the accused had been seen along with seven other persons. The assault was brutal and Inamdar was shifted to GMC for treatment.
A police source informed that the accused and his associates attacked Inamdar after they followed his car which left Dabolim Airport with a passenger.
The police source also stated that the accused had followed Inamdar’s car and when they reached the Shantinagar highway, they overtook the car and blocked it and began assaulting Inamdar in front of the passenger. The passenger who witnessed the flight fled from the car to safety.
Police are of the opinion that earlier in the day, Inamdar had told the accused to park his yellow-black taxi properly at the airport, which led to an argument and could have led to the assault.
Police said the accused fled from the location, while Inamdar is presently undergoing treatment at GMC hospital.
After recording the statement of Inamdar, Vasco police registered an offense under Sections 341, 325, 143, 147, 148, 506 (ii) read with 149 of IPC.
Police said the main accused in the case and his friends are absconding and Vasco police have begun efforts to nab them. Vasco PSI Atikesh Khedekar is investigating the matter under the supervision of PI Nilesh Rane.
Source: The Goan