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FEROCIOUS FIVE RIDE ROUGHSHOD

IN AN incident that sent shock waves in the city, five identically dressed youths drove a precariously perched CO Chowk Rajesh Sahni on the bonnet of their jeep, with a ruling party flag in place, straight into the SSP office on Sapru Marg on Tuesday evening. They covered the distance, two kilometres to be precise, from Qaiserbagh to the SSP office just like that, sending onlookers in a state of daze, wondering what on earth was happening to the struggling cop.

india Updated: May 31, 2006 01:47 IST

...go for a drive with a fluttering CO Chowk

IN AN incident that sent shock waves in the city, five identically dressed youths drove a precariously perched CO Chowk Rajesh Sahni on the bonnet of their jeep, with a ruling party flag in place, straight into the SSP office on Sapru Marg on Tuesday evening.

They covered the distance, two kilometres to be precise, from Qaiserbagh to the SSP office (where they finally dumped the CO) just like that, sending onlookers in a state of daze, wondering what on earth was happening to the struggling cop.

The CO’s only fault was that he dared to object to the jeep occupants using red beacon and hooters and then asking for the papers of the vehicle.

Significantly, SSP GK Goswami instead of dealing sternly with the goons, who claimed themselves to be the grandsons of Ram Manohar Lohia, raised objection to media persons demanding action against the ferocious five.

The youths were, however, later taken into police custody and put behind bars at the Hazratganj police station. A pair of salwar-kameez and a register containing details about ‘transfers and postings’ of policemen and names of girls were recovered from the jeep. The youths belong to Kanpur.

The sequence of event went something like this. CO Sahni was carrying out checking of the vehicles at Kaiserbagh bus station crossing at 6 pm. His men happened to stop a red-beaconed jeep blowing hooters at the crossing. The occupants, however, refused to reply to the query of the cops, forcing the CO to intervene. The youths instead of explaining things to the CO started threatening him with dire consequences. He was talking to the grandsons of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh’s mentor Lohia, the CO was told. They even showed an album carrying their pictures with some top ruling party leaders.

The CO, who had by then had enough, turned down all of their explanations and asked a constable to take the vehicle to the police station. That is when the youth on the driver’s seat started the vehicle. To stop them from moving, Sahni came right in front of the jeep. He told the youths that they were committing a serious crime. But the warning fell on deaf ears and the driver did the unimaginable.

To save himself from being crushed, Sahni jumped and landed on the bonnet of the vehicle. He remained like that during the rest of the journey (that ended at the SSP office) through the busiest thoroughfares of the city. One can well imagine the horror it must have created in the minds of those who witnessed the incident.

Blow by blow account

The CO objected to the jeep occupants using red beacon and hooters and asked for the papers of the vehicle .

The five identically dressed youths responded by running over and then driving a precariously perched circle officer Chowk Rajesh Sahni on the bonnet of their jeep, with a ruling party flag in place .

They covered the distance, two kilometres to be precise, from Qaiserbagh to the SSP office (where they finally dumped the circle officer) just like that .

The youths were, however, later taken into police custody and put behind bars at the Hazratganj police station.

Dressed to kill!
ALL THE five youths wore identical shirts and trousers, socks and belts. They were identified as Harshwardhan, Prithviraj, Rajwardhan, Narayan and Udai Pratap. The youths also claimed that they were foster sons of top SP leader Janeshwar Mishra.

Their father Ravish Chandra Katiyar is proclaimed absconder in a case registered at a Kanpur police station since 2003.

A case under obscenity act too was pending against one of the five accused Rajwardhan at the same police station.