In yet another case of crime against the law guardians in the capital, an Assistant Commissioner of Police was brutally assaulted on Thursday in South Delhi in a road rage incident.
The latest attack on the Delhi police is the third in the last week, after the shocking murder of a constable by three gunmen in the Vijay Vihar area, in which another constable was also seriously injured, sent shockwaves across the capital.
In the latest incident, the policeman, identified as ACP Amit Singh who is posted with the special cell of the anti-terror unit, was reportedly trying to intervene in a tiff between a biker and his car driver after their vehicles collided in south Delhi's Nizamuddin area , but became the victim of road rage himself.
He was reportedly assaulted with rods and stones by three people, including the biker, who was a teen, his mother and another person. While Singh was not in uniform and his car reportedly did not carry any identification mark of the Delhi police, his driver warned the attackers that he was a senior police official.
"The teenager's mother and her friend arrived on a motorcycle. They proceeded to attack the ACP even though his driver was screaming that they were assaulting a senior cop," a police official told Hindustan Times.
The ACP was taken to the AIIMS Trauma Center after he suffered injuries to his head. He is said to be out of danger.
The incident prompted angry responses, and even former IPS officer Kiran Bedi took to Twitter to condemn the repeated attacks on the Delhi police. She, in fact, questioned if there could be a 'vested interest' behind these crimes against the law enforcers.
Cops in Delhi have never been attacked like this before. There is a need to analyse if there is an underlying pattern to these? If so whose?
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) October 16, 2014
With terrorism under control and strong central government in place, there may be a vested interest behind attacking police in the capital! — Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) October 16, 2014
Home minister Rajnath Singh had met police commissioner BS Bassi and special commissioner Deepak Mishra on Wednesday to discuss the issue of attacks on the Delhi police following the shooting incident.
The meeting highlighted the need to train the police to handle such situations more effectively with new patrolling techniques and use of technology, as reported by The Times of India.