Contractor held for attacking civic official

An executive engineer with South Delhi Municipal Corporation was attacked in his office in Hauz Khas on Wednesday afternoon. The accused has been arrested, the police said.

DCP (South) Atul Thakur said that a PCR call was received around 2.30 p.m. When the police reached the spot, they were allegedly informed by Executive Engineer Sunil Gehlot that a contractor, Manoj Mandal, attacked him.

“The contractor came to the office regarding a complaint and started arguing with the official. He then pulled out a gun and tried to fire. As the shot could not be fired, he hit the official’s head with the gun. Later, he was arrested ” he added.

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