Two Delhi Police constables were critically injured after a truck rammed their PCR van in outer Delhi’s Alipur Saturday. According to police, the incident took place when the policemen were patrolling the area.
The incident comes close on the heels of a constable and a commuter being killed by a speeding truck three days ago in south Delhi’s R K Puram.
Police said the incident occurred at 5.30 am. Constables Dharampal and Roshan Lal were patrolling in Bakhtawarpur village when they spotted the speeding truck. “They signalled the truck to stop but it rammed their vehicle. Due to the impact of the collision, the van was flung to the side of the road. The driver reversed the vehicle and sped away,” said an officer.
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Passers-by helped the constables get out of the van, after which they informed the PCR. Police personnel reached the spot and took them to a hospital.
Roshan Lal sustained injuries on his head and face. Both of have been kept under observation, said hospital sources.
A case under sections 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at Alipur police station, said an officer. Police have also launched a search to nab the absconding driver.
The registration number of the truck, which the constables managed to note down, has been sent to other police stations in Haryana. Police are also investigating if the truck , suspected to be involved in transporting pit sand, was part of the sand mafia operating in Haryana.