Cop tries to stop speeding car, dragged for some distance
A Delhi Police constable was injured after he was dragged by a speeding car when he tried to stop it at a picket in east Delhi on Monday.
After he was hit, the policeman held on to the wipers and the bonnet but was dragged along with the vehicle for a few metres — all while he was kept hanging. His colleagues waiting in a PCR van nearby caught up with the vehicle and arrested the driver.
Yogesh Kumar was posted near New Ashok Nagar along with his colleagues Naresh Kumar and Amarpal when they noticed a Maruti Swift with tinted glasses around 1am.
“We signaled the driver to stop and the car slowed down near the check post. But just as Yogesh went to talk to the driver, he accelerated. Yogesh was hit by the car but the impact threw him onto the bonnet. He managed to cling on to the wipers and save his life,” said Yogesh’s colleague.
After being dragged for a few metres, Yogesh managed to climb on to the bonnet and tried to stop the driver. Eyewitnesses said that instead of stopping the car, the driver made a sharp U-turn to take the road towards Noida. “The driver drove in a zig-zag manner for about 300 metres so that the cop loses his balance but he was caught by a police patrol van from the opposite direction,” an eyewitness said.
The driver, identified as Nitin Mohan Lal, tried to dodge the police but was chased and arrested. A case has been registered against him at the New Ashok Nagar police station.
Chandigarh Chandigarh administrator Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for a synthetic running track at Sukhna Lake. UT adviser Dharam Pal, said, “The Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee had earlier given its go-ahead for the proposal. Next, the detailed plan and cost estimates will be prepared; and then, tenders will be floated for the project.” A UT official said the proposed track is part of the administration's efforts to give Sukhna Lake a major facelift.
The National Highway Authority of India has approved two over-bridges, which are likely to reduce travel time between Kalka and Zirakpur and alleviate traffic jams on the stretch by next year. NHAI has already floated tenders for the 60-m wide over-bridges, which will be constructed at a cost of ₹50 crore. It has invited bids for the “construction and site improvement of the four-lane national highway (NH-22) on the Zirakpur-Parwanoo junction.”
Fifteen students had a narrow escape after their school bus skidded into a waterlogged open drain in Daulat Singhwala village in Phabat area of Zirakpur. The bus, which was ferrying students of Blue Bird High School, Sector 16, Panchkula, was making way for another school bus when it skidded into the overflowing drain. The bus tilted in the drain, but passersby and parents were able to rescue the children through the driver's window.
Tricity residents woke up to heavy rainfall for the second time this month on Wednesday. Three people went missing after a taxi, shuttling two commuters, was swept away in a flashflood in the Patiala-Ki-Rao rivulet as the driver attempted to cross the causeway in Tanda Village near Nayagaon. The owner of the vehicle, Rakesh Kumar told the police that Gaurav had called him saying two people, travelling to Baddi, had booked his cab.
Chandigarh received 97mm rainfall between 6am and 8.30am, the heaviest rain in July since 2017, as per the India Meteorological Department. It received another 0.9mm of rainfall during the day. The maximum precipitation till 8.30am was recorded at the Sector 39 observatory (97mm), 49.2mm rain was recorded at the airport observatory, 77.5mm rain in Panchkula and 74.5 mm rain in Mohali.