Five days after Delhi police constable Dharampal was shot dead by unidentified assailants in northeast Delhi’s Maujpur, another attack on policemen was reported from Dwarka in southwest Delhi early on Thursday morning.
In the latest case, an on-duty Delhi police constable and a home guard jawan were allegedly shot at by three armed assailants. The attackers had been stopped for a verification check. The victims have been identified as constable Sona Ram and home guard Ramesh.
The wounded men managed to apprehend one of the accused on the spot with the help of two locals. The other accused were arrested later in the day following his interrogation.
Those arrested have been identified as Mohammed Ali, Naseer and Sultan.
A senior police officer said the crime took place at about 2.30 am when the victims were on patrol in the area.
“They noticed a motorcycle with two pillion riders and tampered number plate. They asked them to stop for checking documents of their bike but instead of complying, the rider accelerated,” said the senior officer adding that in the ensuing chase, one of the accused whipped out a pistol and opened fire.
Constable Sona Ram was hit in the hand while the bullet splinters pierced Ramesh’s back. Despite the injuries, the two didn’t give up and managed to overpower one of the miscreants Mohammed Ali, while the other two managed to flee, added the officer
The injured constable then made a call to the police control room after which a PCR van arrived at the spot and took them to the hospital where they are undergoing treatment.
A case of attempt to murder was registered and Ali was interrogated during which he revealed the names of his absconding associates. The other two assailants, Suntan and Naseer, were nabbed at the instance of Ali.
Police have recovered the pistol the accused used to fire at the policemen. The motorcycle they were riding was also seized. The antecedents of the arrested assailants are being verified.