MCD engineer assaulted,all he booked will be questioned

Two days after an executive engineer of Municipal Corporation of Delhi was attacked by unidentified persons in Central Delhi,police said they will question all the builders against whom the engineer had initiated action.

Written by Sumegha Gulati | New Delhi | Published:February 10, 2012 2:34 am

Two days after an executive engineer of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) was attacked by unidentified persons in Central Delhi,police said they will question all the builders against whom the engineer had initiated action.

According to police,Ansar Alam (50) was waiting near IGI Stadium after work when he was attacked by two bike-borne men around 7.30 pm on Tuesday.

Alam had reportedly been pressing for strict action against illegal construction in his area.

“Alam is a tough officer who had taken measures to curb unauthorised construction. We are scanning all records to identify the builders against whom he had taken action in the past. A case of culpable homicide has been registered,” said D C Srivastava,Additional CP (Central).

In his statement,Alam said he had left his Asaf Ali road office at 7 pm,and took a bus to IGI Stadium. From here was to board another bus to reach home in Abul Fazal Enclave,Jamia Nagar. As he signalled a bus to stop,he felt someone hit him.

“Alam was bleeding severely and fell down. The men then hit him on his legs. The nature of the attack indicates that the intention was to hurt him,” Srivastava said.

Alam reportedly took an auto-rickshaw to a hospital but no one came to help him. “He had already informed his colleagues. They rushed him to Sanjeevani Hospital,” said his wife Anjum Ara.

He is admitted in the ICU.

“Alam suffered injuries in his occipital region and a fracture in his right ankle. There are also abrasions on the leg. He also suffered hemarthrosis,which is excessive bleeding into joint spaces. He will be discharged in two-three days,” said Dr Anurag Singh,medical superintendent at Sanjeevani Hospital.

Alam belongs to Champaran in Bihar and joined MCD in 1979. He is known as an “honest and clean” officer. The family and MCD officials suspect the involvement of a builder mafia in the attack.

“It seems like the work of a building mafia. The MCD has given us full support. But,till the culprits are not arrested,we will not feel secure,” said Alam’s brother-in-law Shams Tabrej.

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