Delhi police have arrested a 50-year-old businessman for allegedly beating a police constable and creating ruckus at the Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium during an IPL cricket match on Wednesday night.
Police said the constable, who is in his 30s, suffered a dislocation of his knee after the accused beat him up. Atinder Jain was heavily drunk when he got into an altercation with the victim.
Jain, who is a lifetime member of the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA), was reportedly held six years ago for firing several rounds of fire at the same venue.
Police said Wednesday's incident took place around 10 p.m. during the match between Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals.
“A private security guard stopped Jain from entering one of the enclosures meant for DDCA members. The accused was heavily drunk and he picked up a fight with him. The guard then called the police,” said Jaspal Singh, deputy commissioner of police (central).
Police said a constable reached the scene and tried to intervene. Jain allegedly attacked him on his knees.
“Constable Prahlad Singh dislocated his knees after Jain hit him. We have arrested him on charges of obstructing a public servant from performing his duty, assault and hurt,” said the officer.
Police said Jain reportedly wanted to question DDCA officials why were they not serving liquor at the corporate stand where he was sitting. The entry passes for the stand are for Rs 12,000.
“According to DDCA norms, liquor is only served at the corporate boxes,” said a senior police officer.
Police said Jain was taken to a nearby hospital where he tested positive for alcohol. “He also abused other policemen,” said the officer.
“The incident has got nothing to do with the DDCA,” said Ravi Jain, spokesman, DDCA.
Jain is a repeat offender, an official said.