4 held for assaulting cop on prez duty
Four men were arrested for creating a ruckus and assaulting a Delhi Police constable on Wednesday.delhi Updated: Jul 12, 2012 01:39 IST
Four men were arrested for creating a ruckus and assaulting a Delhi Police constable on Wednesday.
Police said the men were asked to move their vehicle, which they had parked on the wrong side of the road, on a specially-designated route meant for President Pratibha Patil on Krishna Menon Marg, one of the starting points for her route for a trip to Akshardham temple on July 9.
"Since the President's cavalcade was in motion, the said carriageway, along with several others adjacent to it, were blocked for normal commuters momentarily," said a senior police officer.While other commuters stopped their vehicles when asked to, the occupants of a Hyundai i10, however, took a U-turn and parked their vehicle in a way that would contribute to a snarl as soon as traffic restrictions would be lifted, police claimed.
Head constable Rakesh Singh and constable Umesh Meena, who were on duty on the route, allegedly had to confront a volley of abuses and blows when they approached the i10 and asked its occupants to move their car.
"After the policemen asked the four men, later identified as Manoj Gupta, Manish Gupta, Ankit Rana and Anuj Gupta, to move the car, the men got out and initiated a scuffle," the officer said.
Police claimed their team was assaulted by the men for a good minute before other officers came to their rescue and overpowered the assailants.
Police said the four men were arrested under sections 186 (obstructing public servants), 353 (assault with criminal force), 332 (causing hurt) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.