Traffic violators beat up two Delhi policemen

March 7th, 2008 - 10:35 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) In two separate incidents, two traffic violators beat up Delhi police personnel, the police said Friday. “A group of four-five people beat up Head Constable Rohtas when he stopped a scooter rider for driving without helmet,” a police official told IANS.

Rohtas was in a Police Control Room van at Guru Ravidas Marg in west Delhi. Around 11.30 p.m. Thursday night he stopped the rider driving without a helmet.

The man, however, entered into an argument with the policeman and afterwards a crowd gathered, who beat him up.

The second incident happened in the Delhi Cantonment area.

“Constable Ajay was riding a bike when he spotted a four-wheeler making a rash overtake on the road from Delhi Cantonment to the airport. When the driver was stopped, he called up a few of his friends, who beat up Ajay,” the official said.

Both the accused have been booked under Section 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of his public functions) of the Indian Penal Code.

Deploring the incidents, Delhi Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said: “The traffic police are not going to lower their guard due to these incidents. Traffic rules have to be followed for safety on roads.”

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