Gang running betting racket attacks cops in Badli, three nabbedUpdated: Sep 16, 2020 23:37 IST
A Delhi Police constable, posted with the special staff team of the outer-north district, was injured when a gang of five-six people allegedly attacked the police team that had gone to arrested people involved in running a betting racket in outer Delhi’s Badli area on Monday. Two more policemen were also manhandled by the alleged attackers, the police said.
Three persons have been arrested in connection with the case, while raids are being conducted to nab the absconding attackers, deputy commissioner of police (outer-north) Gaurav Sharma said on Wednesday. The police did not disclose the names of the arrested men by saying that their probe is still on.
DCP Sharma said that the special staff team had received information that some people were running a betting racket in Badli area. The team members who were not in uniform went to catch the betting operators.
“They successfully raided the place where the betting racket was operating. A scuffle broke out when the police personnel tried to arrest the betting operators. They assaulted constable Ravi Kant who suffered injuries and manhandled two other policemen. While others managed to escape, one attacker was caught,” said a police officer from the special staff, requesting anonymity.
The injured constable was admitted to a nearby hospital from where he was discharged the next day after treatment. “A case of assaulting and stopping the public servants from performing their duties was registered against the attackers and two more of have been arrested,” said DCP Sharma, adding that constable Ravi Kant was injured while trying to nab a snatcher a few weeks ago in north Delhi’s Burari.