A traffic police head constable was beaten and a home guard’s fingers were bit when they stopped two persons driving in a car in the wrong lane in outer Delhi’s Rohini area, said police Monday. One of the accused was arrested and he is the son of a head constable posted at Police Training School in Jharoda Kalan, police added.
One of the accused (18) was caught while his friend managed to escape, said police. Both were inebriated and beer bottles were recovered from the car, police added. A Delhi Police sticker stating ‘Ride Safely’ with a police monogram was pasted on the mirror of the car, said sources. The car is in the name of a person from east Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar and it is being verified if he is in the police, the sources added.
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The confrontation took place after midnight Saturday, said a police officer. “Traffic head constable Satbir Singh and home guard Hoti Lal were patrolling near Rohini West Metro station when they spotted a car being driven in the opposite lane. The driver did not stop even after being signalled to do so. They gave chase and parked their motorcycle in front of the car to bring it to a stop,” the officer added. “The occupants got out and started arguing with Singh and Lal. Soon, both attacked Singh, hitting him on the head with a helmet kept on his motorcycle. When Lal intervened, one of them bit the index and middle fingers of his right hand, leaving deep cuts,” said the officer.
Singh said the accused were drunk. “We managed to grab one of them but the other managed to flee,” Singh added. “Other policemen arrived and we were taken to hospital.” Singh and Lal were discharged after treatment.
Police said when the accused was questioned, it emerged that he and his friend were consuming liquor in the car when they were asked to stop. A case has been registered at Rohini North police station. “We arrested one person and search is on for the other on charges of physical assault and stopping a public servant from discharging his duty,” said the officer. Both the accused live in Budh Vihar area in outer Delhi.