Two separate cases have been registered against a staff member of the Iraqi Embassy and a Greater Kailash resident who were injured in an alleged scuffle at the Kailash Colony Market here last month.

In the first FIR registered on Friday, Ghassan Fadhil F. Alazzawi, Administration Attach, Embassy of Iraq, told the police that he had gone to the market along with his wife on November 30 where he had an argument with one Kapil Sankhla after the latter made some abusive gesture at him without being provoked.

The argument led to a fight between Mr. Alazzawi and Mr. Sankhla, upon which the latter along with his driver allegedly started hitting the Iraqi national.

In his complaint, Mr. Alazzawi added that his wife was also assaulted by Sankhla’s driver. He added that the two tore off his shirt and damaged his car as well. The police have registered a case against Mr. Sankhla.

Making similar allegations against Mr. Alazzawi, Mr. Sankhla too filed a case on Saturday. Accusing Mr. Alazzawi of threatening to kill him and his wife, Mr. Sankhla said that he was hit on the leg by Mr. Alazzawi’s car when he was trying to get inside his own vehicle.

“ýWhen ýI asked Mr. Alazzawi to drive carefully, he stopped his car, directed some obscene gestures at meý. ýI decided to ignore him and sat in my car, but he got out of his car ýand started shouting at me,” said Mr. Sankhla

According to Mr. Sankhla, Mr. Alazzawi then pulled him out of his car abusing him and his wife who was trying to pacify. Mr. Sankhla added that Mr. Alazzawi’s wife too joined her husband in assaulting his wife.

Mr. Alazzawi called other officials from his embassy, while both the sides made a call to the police control room.

Explaining the delay between the occurrence of the incident and the registration of cases, a police official said initially efforts were on between both the complainants to reach a settlement for about a week. As they failed to reach an amicable solution, the FIRs have been registered.