Drunken cop hits auto driver

Published: Dec 02, 2011, 07:23 IST | MiD DAY Correspondent

A drunken constable posted with special cell of Delhi police injured an auto-rickshaw driver after he hit his car into his three-wheeler on Wednesday night

A drunken constable posted with special cell of Delhi police injured an auto-rickshaw driver after he hit his car into his three-wheeler on Wednesday night. The incident took place on Aruna Asaf Ali Road in Vasant Kunj area of south Delhi. The accused constable, Raj Kumar, has been arrested.

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"The incident took place around 1.30 am when the victim, Salender Paswan, was driving a TSR towards Kishangarh. Seeing a police picket on Aruna Asaf Ali Road, Paswan slowed down his three-wheeler. The accused driver, Kumar, was in a Maruti Wagon R and driving behind Paswan," police informed.

According to police, Kumar hit Paswan's three-wheeler from behind and rammed into the barricades. Kumar was found to be drunk. He was immediately arrested and a case under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 337 (causing hurt by endangering a person's safety) has been registered against him at Vasant Kunj north police station. Paswan, who had sustained minor injuries, was discharged from the hospital after first aid.

Kumar, a native of Bahadurgarh in Haryana, lives with his family at Hariom Apartments, Kishangarh, in Delhi and Paswan is a resident of Munirka.

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