Watch: Street fight between Delhi police and auto driver who pulled out sword; 3 policemen suspended
A police officer was injured after allegedly being attacked by a sword by a tempo driver following an accident between their vehicles on Sunday, police said
A police officer was injured after allegedly being attacked by a sword by a tempo driver following an accident between their vehicles on Sunday, police said.
A video of the incident which occurred in north Delhi has gone viral.
The three policemen who were involved in the fight were suspended in Delhi for unprofessional conduct.
In the viral video, the cops are seen confronting the man after his vehicle allegedly ran over the foot of one of their colleagues. The tempo driver then takes out a sword and runs after them. The police claim that two of their men were injured in the attack. The driver, however, alleged that he was attacked by the cops first.
"An accident took place between a Gramin Sewa Tempo and a police vehicle following which a police officer was attacked on head by the tempo driver with a sword," Deputy Commissioner of Police, Northwest, Vijayanta Arya said. The accused also drove the vehicle dangerously, causing leg injuries to a policeman.
It has been alleged that the policemen dragged the driver and his son out of their auto and thrashed them. In the viral video, the policemen could be seen dragging he driver's son while one of them hits him with a lathi.
The policemen identified as assistant sub-inspectors Sanjay Malik and Devendra, and constable Pushpendra have been suspended, the police said, according to news agency ANI.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal condemned the police action that he termed as "unjustified". "Delhi Police brutality in Mukherjee Nagar is highly condemnable and unjustified. I demand an impartial probe into the whole incident & strict action against the guilty. Protectors of citizens can't be allowed to turn into uncontrolled violent mobsters," Kejriwal tweeted.
Police said that the matter is being enquired by a senior police officer and further details are awaited.