Four held for creating ruckus on Presidential cavalcade route

Four held for creating ruckus on Presidential cavalcade route

Four persons have been arrested for allegedly beating up a Delhi Police constable when they were asked to remove their car parked on the route of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil’s cavalcade late on Monday night, police said.

According to a senior police official, Manoj Gupta, Ankit Rana and Anuj Gupta, residents of Gautam Nagar, and Manish Gupta, a Jawahar Nagar resident, were held after the incident took place at around 11 pm on Monday near Krishna Menon Marg.

Roads blocked

A one-and-half-year-old girl travelling with them was later handed over to her family.
“Roads were blocked for smooth passage of President’s cavalcade when a Hyundai i10 car approached a barricade at Sunehri Bagh Road from the wrong side,” a senior police officer said.

The officer added that the driver had parked the car in such a way that it could have obstructed the traffic if the   barricade was removed.

When head constable Ramesh Singh and constable Umesh Meena asked the occupants to remove their car, they left the girl inside the car and got into a heated argument.

Manoj, Manish, Ankit and Anuj then hurled abuses at both the officials and eventually physically manhandled constable Umesh.

They were, however, overpowered by the staff of nearby police control room vehicles and their car was seized.

Cop assaulted

“The four men were later handed over to Tughlak Road police station and a case was lodged against them over Ramesh’s statement. It has also been alleged that they tore Umesh’s uniform,” the official added.

The accused face charges of obstructing public servants, assault with criminal force and causing hurt under sections 186, 353 and 332.

Umesh later got medical treatment for minor injuries at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.
Sources said that the accused were under the influence of alcohol and started hurling abuses without any provocation.

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