A group of seven people attacked two Delhi Police constables with bricks and stones on Sunday evening after the policemen stopped them from drinking and gambling in public at west Delhi’s Nawada near Uttam Nagar.
The attackers also snatched a revolver and a wireless set from one of the constables, both of which were recovered later, sources said. Four people have been arrested and a minor has been apprehended in the case.
This is the fourth case of attack on police personnel in less than a month. The incident came just three days after ACP Amit Singh was brutally attacked by three people in a road rage incident in south Delhi. The year has reported 23 cases of assault on police personnel with four deaths on duty.
On Sunday, constables Mandeep and Satendra were patrolling near Nawada Metro station around 7.30pm when they were approached by a man who alleged his wallet had been stolen by a group of men, sources said. Both policemen were in uniform.
“The man took the constables to a construction site where seven people were drinking and gambling. When questioned, the accused began pelting bricks at them and even hit a policeman on the head with a stick,” said a senior police officer.
Police reinforcements arrived after one of the constables managed to inform the local station.
Two of the accused managed to escape but the others were too inebriated to even run away.
“The injured constables were taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital and were discharged later in the night after medical attention. Most of the arrested work odd jobs such as cleaning vehicles and guarding buildings,” added the officer.
Taking into account the increasing number of attack on policemen, Delhi Police commissioner BS Bassi asked district DCPs to organise special training sessions. Moreover, the Delhi traffic police have asked its personnel to be armed while conducting vehicle checks at night.