For foiling attempt by five men to abduct a woman

The Delhi Police Commissioner on Monday gave away cash awards to the cab driver and the policemen who foiled an attempt by five young men to abduct a woman in South Delhi in the early hours of Sunday. Six of them have been recommended for Asadharan Karya Puraskar.

The Aaya Nagar picket staff comprising a head constable and two constables and the two police patrolling parties comprising six police men were given cash awards. The names of Sub-Inspectors Kuldeep and Bansi Singh and constables Raghubir and Chander Bhan, who chased the accused in a Tata-407, and constables Murari and Dharmender, who followed the accused on motorcycles, have been recommended for Asadharan Karya Puraskar.

The cab driver, Amit, who made a call to the Police Control Room informing about the incident, was awarded Rs.5,000.

Meanwhile, the three accused -- Ravish Nagar, Deepak and Arun -- are still absconding. “We had despatched teams to Faridabad to arrest the three accused on Sunday itself, but they were not found at their present addresses. Even the families of the three accused have fled and the houses are locked. Efforts are on to arrest them” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Chhaya Sharma.

Two of their accomplices, Kartar and Pramod, have already been arrested.

The five accused, all residents of Faridabad, were out celebrating the purchase of Scorpio van by Kartar late on Saturday night when they got into a verbal duel with a group of young women, two of them employees of a shopping mall in Gurgaon. The young men later waylaid the cab in which the women were travelling in the early hours of Sunday and dragged one of them into the Scorpio. The victim, a shopping mall employee, was rescued after a high-speed chase by the South Delhi Police staff.

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