Day after BSES official dies during raid, police identify two men who threatened him
A BSES engineer was killed and four others were injured when their car rammed a tree, allegedly in their bid to flee a “violent mob”, in west Delhi’s Jaffarpur on Monday morning.delhi Updated: Jul 20, 2017 10:13 IST
A day after a BSES engineer, Abhimanyu Singh, who had gone for a raid to stop power thefts to Najafgarh, was killed in an accident after allegedly being chased by locals, the police have registered a case of culpable homicide.
The police have also identified two men who allegedly threatened the driver of Singh’s car leading him to speed.
No official complaint from the BSES officials regarding a physical attack had, however, been received by the police. In a statement the BSES employees who were injured, have told the police that their driver, Wasim, started speeding when two men started chasing the car armed with lathis. The men stated that the driver panicked and started speeding which led to the accident. The car had hit the tree after the driver lost control of the vehicle.
The police also said that the BSES flouted the standard operating procedure for such raids as it was a surprise check and did not inform the police about it. Police said that had the agency informed them about the raid they could have made adequate security arrangements.
As soon as the police received information about locals getting agitated, a team of 26 personnel was sent to control the crowd.
“We are probing the allegations about local men chasing the BSES vehicle on bikes which led to the accident. Actions will be taken accordingly,” DCP southwest, Surendra Kumar said.
Initial investigation revealed that some of the men in the village had objected to the BSES officials clicking photographs of their houses.
First Published: Jul 18, 2017 23:01 IST