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CISF officer fires in air at Delhi’s Azadpur Metro station after ‘mob attack’, see video

A CISF officer had to open fire in the air after a group of about 20 people barged into the Azadpur Metro station in north Delhi

delhi Updated: Oct 04, 2017 14:03 IST
Shiv Sunny
Shiv Sunny
Hindustan Times
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A CISF officer fired in the air at Azadpur Metro station on Monday evening when a mob allegedly barged into the station premises following a fight between two passengers. (HT Photo)

A CISF officer had to fire in the air at Azadpur Metro station in north Delhi late Monday evening when a group of people allegedly barged into the station premises and allegedly thrashed a constable, senior officials said.

About 20 people reached the station following a quarrel between two passengers. One of them, a 17-year-old, had called up his friends and family after the scuffle, the CISF officer said.

The incident took place around 7.30 pm. “Two passengers began fighting at the Metro station. The CISF personnel deployed there brought them to the unpaid area of the station. However, one of the passengers, a minor boy, made a call to his friends and family,” said the officer.

Soon, a group of people allegedly barged into the Metro station premises and began creating “nuisance”.

“They beat up the rival passenger and a CISF constable. When the CISF personnel tried to control them, they manhandled them and threatened to harm them,” said the officer.

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) had to pull out his service pistol and fire in the air to scare the miscreants, said CISF. No one was hurt in the firing. The Metro police were soon informed about the situation and a team reached the station.

“The firing was done to save the life of the CISF constable being attacked by the mob. His life was under threat,” said the officer, justifying the firing.

The police had detained the two passengers as well as some persons. The reason behind the quarrel was also being ascertained, a police officer said.

First Published: Oct 02, 2017 23:52 IST