A Delhi Police constable was injured after he was dragged by a speeding car when he tried to stop it at a picket in east Delhi on Monday.
After he was hit, the policeman held on to the wipers and the bonnet but was dragged along with the vehicle for a few metres — all while he was kept hanging. His colleagues waiting in a PCR van nearby caught up with the vehicle and arrested the driver.
Yogesh Kumar was posted near New Ashok Nagar along with his colleagues Naresh Kumar and Amarpal when they noticed a Maruti Swift with tinted glasses around 1am.
“We signaled the driver to stop and the car slowed down near the check post. But just as Yogesh went to talk to the driver, he accelerated. Yogesh was hit by the car but the impact threw him onto the bonnet. He managed to cling on to the wipers and save his life,” said Yogesh’s colleague.
After being dragged for a few metres, Yogesh managed to climb on to the bonnet and tried to stop the driver. Eyewitnesses said that instead of stopping the car, the driver made a sharp U-turn to take the road towards Noida. “The driver drove in a zig-zag manner for about 300 metres so that the cop loses his balance but he was caught by a police patrol van from the opposite direction,” an eyewitness said.
The driver, identified as Nitin Mohan Lal, tried to dodge the police but was chased and arrested. A case has been registered against him at the New Ashok Nagar police station.