Pak diplomat assaulted in Delhi road rage.

Pak diplomat assaulted in Delhi road rage.

Pak diplomat assaulted in Delhi road rage.

A Pakistani diplomat of the rank of first secretary was abused and his driver manhandled in a road rage at South Delhi’s Munirka on Monday, police said.

The incident was reported outside Jawaharlal Nehru University at Munirka at 6:45 pm when a bike brushed past the car in which Zargam Raza, first secretary (trade), was returning home at south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area.

“They met with an accident with a motorcycle coming from Ber Sarai. It was a freak accident and there was no damage or injury to any party,” the police said.

The rider and the pillion, his aunt, fell off the bike. The 24-year-old biker then approached the car, manhandled the driver, Haider, and abused Raza.

The Pakistani High Commission has lodged a strong protest with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), said spokesperson Manzoor Ali Memon.

He said the High Commission has written a strong letter to the MEA demanding an immediate and thorough inquiry into the incident. The diplomat also called the police control room to report the incident.

“We reached the spot and arrested the biker. We have taken the statement and registered a case,” said a senior police officer.     

The biker has been arrested for alleged rash driving and ramming his speeding motorcycle into a Pakistani embassy vehicle.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the man was riding “very rashly,” which caused the accident, police sources said.

The rider has been identified as Rohit alias Goldi, who lives with his family at the Ber Sarai Village. He was arrested after a passer-by caught hold of him while he was trying to flee.

The High Commission also asked the government to ensure safety and security of its staff according to the Vienna Convention and international diplomatic practices.

In Islamabad, a foreign office spokesman came out with a brief statement claiming that Raza and his driver had sustained “serious injuries” and that an FIR has been lodged with the police.