Delhi

Foreign national assaults traffic cops, faces mob ire

Video of attack goes viral; probe ordered into incident

A Nigerian national was thrashed by a mob for assaulting traffic policemen near Dwarka Mor metro station, said the police on Wednesday. A probe was ordered after a video of the incident went viral and caught the attention of the senior police officers.

The police said that the incident was reported on Monday at 10.30 a.m. when Prince (33), a Nigerian national, on a two-wheeler was stopped by a traffic policeman near Dwarka Mor metro station. He was driving the two-wheeler without wearing a helmet. On being stopped, he got into an argument with the traffic constable Ajay Kumar and tried to escape with his vehicle. But he was stopped by another traffic policeman. He got angry and attacked one of the constables. When the other traffic policeman tried to intervene, he attacked him too. Witnessing his scuffle with on duty policemen, locals who gathered there started thrashing the foreign national, said the police.

Passer-by records video

The entire incident was recorded by a passer-by, the video of which has become viral, the police said.

“One of the traffic policeman made a PCR call. A PCR reached the spot and the foreign national was rescued and taken to Mohan Garden police station for further investigation. He was medically examined and no serious injuries were found,” said DCP (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse.

Agreed for compromise

Police said that the foreign national and the traffic policemen went to Mohan Garden police station where both the sides mutually agreed for a compromise. But on Wednesday, when the video of assault went viral, senior police officers got to know about the incident and a probe was ordered.

FIR registered

Mr. Alphonse said that they have registered an FIR against the Nigerian national under IPC Section for assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharging his duty.

“We are also finding out why the compliant was not processed properly on the day when the incident was reported,” said Mr. Alphonse.

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