Three persons have been arrested for allegedly dragging a Delhi Police constable with their car and snatching away his service pistol in Sector-20 of Rohini. According to reports, the incident happened when cops were chasing a murder accused on the intervening night of Saturday-Sunday.
The murder accused, Sonu Dabas, who is a moneylender, and his accomplice Ashok were arrested while a juvenile, who accompanied them, was apprehended in connection with the incident, they said, adding that the pistol was also recovered. According to police, they were conducting a recce to take revenge on one of their rival following a dispute with him.
Constables Kavinder and Rajesh posted at Aman Vihar police station were on patrolling duty when they got a tip-off about the presence of three persons, one of them a murder accused, who were driving around in a white car in the area.
The two constables located the car and were approaching it when the suspects sped away. As the two constables followed them, the car took a U-turn and came towards them, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) SD Mishra said.
Kavinder took out his pistol and signalled the suspects to stop the vehicle but the driver, identified as Lala, a local, tried to hit him, the officer said.
Kavinder jumped aside and hit the window pane of the car, smashing the glass. The person sitting inside the car grabbed the hand of the constable who was holding a pistol, the DCP said.
They dragged Kavinder along for four-five metres and snatched his pistol before releasing his hand. The constable sustained a cut on his hand, the DCP said.
Dabas was nabbed from his village in Rasoolpur while his accomplice, Ashok was arrested from Pooth Kalan village, the officer said.
The car used by the accused was recovered along with the robbed pistol and loaded bullets, the officer added. The third accused, a minor working in the office of Dabas, was also apprehended, the officer said.
Dabas was arrested with two of his associates in 2010 allegedly for killing one Rahul, a resident of Kanjhawala. Rahul was killed allegedly after he failed to pay Rs 10,000 that he had borrowed from Dabas, the police said.
The other accused, Ashok, has previous cases registered against him under the Excise Act and in connection with an accident, they added.
With PTI Inputs