The person disclosed that he lost his cool after he read about the shooting incident in Wisconsin and had gone to the Embassy to register his protest
Enraged over the shooting incident at a gurdwara at Wisconsin in the US in which six members of the Sikh community were gunned down and dozens injured by a U.S. Army veteran this past Sunday, a young Sikh allegedly rammed his car into some signboards outside the U.S. Embassy in the high-security Chanakyapuri area of New Delhi on Wednesday. He was let off after he tendered a written apology for his conduct.
An alert was sounded at the U.S. Embassy around 8 p.m. and the Delhi Police immediately summoned after security guards deployed near the rear portion of the Embassy premises on Nyay Marg noticed a man in a Wagon-R car ramming some signage boards put up outside the visa section. The man also allegedly entered into an altercation with a security guard.
The suspect was overpowered and handed over to the police. A senior security officer at the Embassy said the person had created a ruckus earlier too as he had been denied visa on two-three occasions. However, according to a police source, the person disclosed that he lost his cool after he read about the shooting incident in Wisconsin and had gone to the Embassy to register his protest.
“He was identified as a resident of Tilak Nagar, following which we contacted his family. We counselled him and informed him that the U.S. authorities had expressed regret over the killings and that the American flag at the Embassy was also kept at half-mast as a symbol of mourning,” said an officer. Having verified his antecedents, the police contacted the U.S. Embassy officials to ascertain if they wanted to pursue the matter. “They sought a written apology from him,” said the officer, adding that the person was let off after he apologised in writing.