Gambhir's cousin, uncle arrested in road rage incident

Jun 05, 2012, 01:04 IST | IANS

Cricketer Gautam Gambhir's relatives have been remanded to 14 days judicial custody in a road rage case.

Cricketer Gautam Gambhir's cousin and uncle were arrested Monday for beating a man in a road rage incident on May 24, police said.

Raghav Gambhir, 25, and his uncle Mahendra Pal Manchanda, 60, were arrested Monday from Dhaula Kuan and produced before a district court in connection with the road rage incident.

Gautam Gambhir's relatives have been arrested. File Pic/Rajeev Tyagi

The Delhi court sent them to 14 days judicial custody, police said.

Two men claiming to be Gambhir's relatives had allegedly beaten up a man in central Delhi and flaunted their connection to the cricketer when cops intervened them.

The incident took place at Pusa road around 1 a.m. near Karol Bagh Metro station on May 24th.

Policemen Anand and Vikram, who were manning a police picket near the hospital, had rushed to the spot after they were told by a car driver that two men were beating up someone. "The constables rushed to the spot and found two men beating up another man. They were yelling at him how he dared to hit their vehicle. They were also saying that will not leave him alive."

"When the constables intervened, one of them told the personnel that he was Raghav Gambhir and is the cousin of the cricketer (Gautam). The elder among them also told police that 'my son Gambhir is very powerful'," a senior police official said.

According to the official, the duo fled from the spot in their car while the policemen were trying to take the victim to a nearby hospital.

Police have registered an case of attempt to commit culpable homicide, threat and common intention.

The cab driver, Jaspal Singh, was returning home when his car grazed Raghav Gambhir's car. Raghav,claiming to be a cousin of the cricketer, got angry over this and started beating the victim along with his friend after dragging him out of his car.  

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