Delhi: Cop opens fire at 2, one dead
The Delhi Police slogan reads ‘With you, For you, Always’. However, this weekend, Delhi witnessed how ineffective this promise is. HT reports. Saturday night horrordelhi Updated: Sep 26, 2011 01:54 IST
The Delhi Police slogan reads ‘With you, For you, Always’. However, this weekend, Delhi witnessed how ineffective this promise is.
A Delhi Police head constable, posted with the 7th battalion and currently training at the Police Training Centre (PTC) killed a businessman after robbing him of his gold chains. The incident took place at Pul Mithai flyover on Saturday night around 8.30pm.The head constable, identified as Ajay Kumar Tomar, didn’t stop there.
When local policemen tried to give him chase with the help of a biker, Tomar shot at the biker, too.
The biker, identified as Harender Singh (24), owns a mobile repair shop and is in a critical condition.
“After firing at businessman Amarjeet Singh Chadha (60) and Harender Singh, Tomar jumped off the flyover and suffered injuries. He is undergoing treatment; we are yet to record his statement,” said IB Rani, DCP (north).
Police said Chadha was returning to his Rani Bagh house in his Alto car along with his employee Mohit, when he was stopped by Tomar. “Thinking it was a routine check, Chadha stopped the car. Tomar asked Mohit to step out and took away cash and five gold chains worn by Chadha, at gunpoint. After that, Tomar fired three bullets at him,” a senior police officer said.
Shocked by the incident, Mohit called Chadha’s brother Balbir Singh. “My brother pleaded with the cop to let him go but that was not to be,” Singh said.
Minutes later, a patrolling staff member reached the spot and saw Tomar fleeing.
One of the patrolling staff asked a biker, later identified as Harender Singh, to help him chase Tomar.
“As Harender neared Tomar’s bike, he again fired bullets, of which one hit Singh in the neck,” the officer added.
Tomar then jumped off the 30-feet high flyover. “He has suffered fractures in his leg. We are trying to get more details from him,” Rani added.
First Published: Sep 25, 2011 23:48 IST