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Delhi: Cops shot at and thrashed, accused boasts of being a gangster

Two Delhi police constables were attacked by a man, suspected to be a member of the Dabodia gang, in Narela on Wednesday night in a case of road rage.

delhi Updated: Jul 13, 2017 22:54 IST
Snehal Tripathi
Snehal Tripathi
Hindustan Times
Delhi crime,Delhi police,Delhi gangster
The incident took place near a housing society in Narela where one of the two cops lives. (HT FILE)

An off-duty Delhi police constable was shot at and another was hit with a pistol butt in a case of road rage in Narela on Wednesday night. The victims have been admitted to a city hospital and hunt is on for the accused.

The incident took place in front of the main gate of a housing colony in Narela when the two men — Constable Pawan Kumar and constable Vikash — who were in their private vehicle asked a man in a Fortuner to move his car. “This angered the driver. He took out a pistol and shot Pawan in his leg. He hit the second constable with the pistol butt,” said DCP Rohini Rishi Pal. The driver also boasted that he is gangster Monu Dabodia.

Police suspect that the accused could be related to slain gangster Neetu Dabodia who was in the list of top Delhi criminals. Neetu Dabodia was killed in a police encounter in south Delhi in October, 2013.

One of the constables is a resident of the Narela housing society where the incident took place. Eyewitnesses told police that the Fortuner car had stopped at the gate of the society and the driver was asking for directions. Constables Pawan and Vikash also reached the spot in their car and honked asking the Fortuner driver to give them way. Police said the driver in the Fortuner flew into rage and attacked the two men.

Police said they have traced the car’s registration details and are probing the identity of the attacker.

Constable Pawan Kumar is posted with the armed police unit while Vikash is posted at Narela police station. Police have registered a case at Narela police station and are yet to make any arrests in the case.

First Published: Jul 13, 2017 15:45 IST