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Truck driver manhandles income tax official after accident in Delhi’s Karol Bagh

After attacking the I-T official and his driver, the truck driver started complaining of chest pain and told the police that he was a heart patient. He was admitted in a hospital.

delhi Updated: Aug 02, 2017 22:58 IST
Karn Pratap Singh
Karn Pratap Singh
Hindustan Times
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In a case of road rage, a deputy director in the income tax department was allegedly manhandled by a Mother Dairy tanker driver after an accident in central Delhi’s Karol Bagh on Tuesday morning.

In a case of road rage, a deputy director in the income tax department was allegedly manhandled by a Mother Dairy tanker driver after an accident in central Delhi’s Karol Bagh on Tuesday morning.

The truck driver assaulted the I-T officer’s driver even as his truck rammed their official car and damaged its right rear door.

After attacking the I-T official and his driver, the truck driver started complaining of chest pain and told the police that he was a heart patient. He was admitted in a hospital.

A case of rash driving was registered against the truck driver, identified as Joginder.

A police officer said the incident took place at about 9.45 am near Hanuman Temple roundabout in Karol Bagh. The deputy director was going to the I-T department’s Jhandewalan office in a Maruti Ciaz sedan. The car was being driven by Robin Khan.

At the Hanuman Temple roundabout, a speeding Mother Dairy tanker hit the car due to which its right rear door was badly damaged. The accident caused a traffic jam on the road after which a traffic policeman arrived and both the vehicles were parked on the roadside.

When Khan complained about the rash driving, the truck driver stepped out of his vehicle and entered into an argument with him. The driver allegedly started abusing Khan and the IT official. When they protested, he caught hold the official from his collar and started manhandling him.

“The errant driver tore the I-T official’s shirt pocket due to which his mobile phone fell down and was damaged. When Khan came to his rescue, the truck driver threatened him,” said the officer quoting Khan’s complaint.

In the meantime, a police vehicle arrived and seeing the police personnel, the truck driver claimed that he was a heart patient and complained of severe chest pain. The police rushed him to a nearby hospital. His condition was stated to be fine, the officer said.

First Published: Aug 02, 2017 22:57 IST