Constable shot dead by ‘bootleggers’
A police constable was allegedly shot dead by two bootleggers in Outer Delhi’s Alipur area on Monday. The police arrested the two men from a village in Alipur on Tuesday.
The incident comes a day after a constable was attacked with rods in Northeast Delhi’s Seelampur area when he flagged down a car for security check.
Police said Karamveer (30), along with a home guard, were on night patrol on a motorcycle near the Bhartu Chowk tri-junction on Monday night. The junction lies at the Delhi-Haryana border. Karamveer got police input about bootleggers who could be passing the junction with a consignment of illicit liquor. The suspected bootleggers appeared on a motorcycle around 11.30 pm. They were going towards Noida.
Police said Karamveer intercepted the bike. He told the two persons, identified as Nikku (alias Govinda) and Lala (alias Malkhiat), to get off. The two resisted. Karamveer and the home guard caught the two suspects.
A scuffle broke out and Lala whipped out a pistol from under his shawl and shot Karamveer in the chest, killing him on the spot. The two bootleggers then sped off.
“Nikku and Lala were arrested on Tuesday morning on charges of murder from Jhangola village in Alipur. The villagers attacked police with stones when they went in to make the arrests. Nikku and Lala were carrying illicit liquor from Haryana for supply in Delhi. Investigations are on,” a police officer said.
Karamveer is survived by his wife and two sons aged 7 and 5. They live in the Police Colony in Outer Delhi’s Narela. Karamveer originally came from Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan, where his body has been sent. Karamveer had joined Delhi Police in 2006.
Truck crushes PCR van, sub-inspector
A speeding truck rammed into a PCR van in East Delhi’s Mayur Vihar on Monday night, crushing a sub-inspector to death.
Police have registered a case of culpable homicide against the driver, who is absconding.
According to police, sub-inspector Subedar Khan was manning a picket in the Mayur Vihar area when the truck, speeding towards Noida, swerved sharply to the left. The driver lost control and the vehicle swerved to the left, ramming into a PCR van.
Khan (60) was standing between the PCR van and iron barricades. There were two other policemen in the van. When the truck hit the van, it toppled over under the impact and Khan came under the vehicle.
The driver, meanwhile, got off the truck and fled the scene. The two policemen inside the PCR van could not arrest him as it took a while for them to extricate themselves out of the van, police said.
The two policemen then made a PCR call. Khan was rushed to hospital but he was declared brought dead. Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Ajay Kumar said, “We have registered a case under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC against the driver. He is absconding and investigations are on.”
Khan was to retire from service later this year after serving the Delhi Police for 38 years.
He is survived by his wife, four daughters and a son. He had joined the force in 1976 as a constable, according to police.