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Income Tax inspector to be rewarded for coming to constable’s rescue

Sharma was shot at while trying to prevent duo from beating up policeman in Sarojini Nagar.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
December 21, 2011 1:04:49 am

A day after a 25-year-old man was shot at while he was trying to rescue a beat constable from two unidentified men in South Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar,police have registered a case of attempted murder against the attackers. Rajesh Sharma,who works as an Income Tax inspector,was shot in the neck.

As a token of appreciation,police have decided to reward Sharma for his bravery. “The Commissioner of Police will give Sharma a certificate and a cash reward. He showed exceptional courage in saving a policeman,and that must be appreciated,” an officer said.

The incident occurred near Brigadier Hoshiyar Singh Marg around 10 pm on Monday,when Rajesh went out for a walk after dinner. Upon seeing two persons attacking a constable,he intervened. “He usually goes out for walk after dinner. Many accidents occur in our area,and my husband always goes out of his way to help people. When he went to help the constable,one of the assailants shot at him. Soon,my neighbours informed me about the incident and we took him to the hospital,” Ritu Sharma,the victim’s wife,said.

Police said 40-year-old beat constable,Chandravijay Singh,was patrolling the area when he saw a Santro car parked on the side of a road. When he asked them to drive away,they refused. “They had an altercation,and the constable probably snubbed them. After the car had left,Singh headed to the police station,” the officer said.

However,on his way to the police station,the constable realised that he was being followed by the same car. The accused hit his motorcycle from behind,and when he fell onto the road,began hitting him with a hammer. That was when Rajesh,who was walking past,tried to stop them.

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