Cops checking power theft attacked

Cops checking power theft attacked

Cops checking power theft attacked

Three Delhi Police personnel, including an assistant sub-inspector and a BSES official, were injured due to stone pelting during a raid against electricity theft in a village near south-west Delhi’s Najafgarh on Saturday.

A BSES vehicle was also damaged. None of the injuries were serious, police said.

“The BSES received several complaints of electricity being illegally drawn by locals at Bakkarwala village. On Saturday, they sought help from police to conduct a raid and were provided with some personnel,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South West) R A Sanjeev.

A BSES official told Deccan Herald that the raid was conducted as some pockets in south-west Delhi have been reporting high incidents of power theft. The policemen and the electricity officials reached Bakkarwala village at 1 pm. As they were getting off their vehicles, they were attacked for no apparent reason.

“Some youths from the village began pelting stones, perhaps with an intention to force the teams to leave. They also hurled abuses,” Sanjeev said.

The police team called for reinforcement, following which the assailants fled from the spot. However, the raid was called off, while the injured were taken to Rao Tula Ram Hospital.

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