Miscreants fire several rounds in the air to dislodge the chasing cops

In an incident which seriously exposed the Delhi Police’s ability to take on organised crime, some men in a pick-up van managed to flee across the city’s border near Faridabad after firing at police personnel who were chasing them in three Police Control Room vans.

How and why they could not be stopped at the border despite an alert message being flashed remains a mystery.

The police said several rounds were fired at the Police Control Room vans while they were chasing the rashly driven vehicle in Sarita Vihar in the early hours of Thursday. However, no casualty was reported in the incident.

According to the police, a passer-by who was travelling in a car informed the police about a rashly driven Mahindra pick-up van which had also rammed a vehicle on Mathura Road and had broken the barricades.

The police officials deployed in South East Delhi immediately flashed a message on the wireless set and the major picket points were alerted.

Within minutes of flashing the message, the vehicle was spotted at the red light at New Friends Colony but it did not stop and started moving towards Kalindi Kunj. When the PCR vans started chasing it, the occupants of the vehicle fired several rounds in the air and the police officials retaliated.

“Three PCR vans were chasing the vehicle that was being driven in a rash manner. We suspect the role of a Mewati gang or the liquor mafia in the incident. The vehicle is yet to be identified. No one was injured in the incident as the occupants of the Mahindra vehicle fired in the air,” said a senior police officer.

A case under appropriate Sections has been registered at the Sarita Vihar police station. Further investigations are under way.

More In: Delhi