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Encroachers thrash MCD officials, police constables

The miscreants also partially ripped off the uniform of a female cop

A family attacked two police personnel, including a lady constable, in Uttam Nagar of west Delhi on Tuesday. The police officials were attacked when they reached the site of incident to rescue the junior engineer of the MCD, who had already been roughed up by the family.

The incident came to light on Monday, when Ajay Sharma, a junior MCD engineer, with his supervisor Inder Singh, had come up with a team to remove the encroachment on Shaheed Chander Marg in Uttam Nagar.

According to police, when they started removing the establishment of the family from the encroach ed area in Uttam Nagar area, a scuffle followed after a heated argument and junior engineer Ajay Sharma and his supervisor, Inder Singh were beaten up by the lady and her son. The engineer made a PCR call after this. When the two police personnel arrived, including a woman constable, they were also attacked by the members of the family.

No fear of the law!
"The thrashed cops have been identified as Constable Babita and Constable Navin and the MCD engineer Ajay Sharma. We received a call around 11.45am from Ajay, saying that a family living in a building on the encroachment area had beaten him up and his team members. When the PCR van reached the spot, the male members of the family allegedly hit the constable with an iron rod. The accused woman attacked the woman constable," said a police official.

The accused woman, Meena Devi, has been arrested while her son, Neeraj, is absconding," said V Ranganathan, additional CP. The incident created a furor in the area and a case of obstructing government servants from carrying out their duty and attacking police while on duty was registered.

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