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Cop attacked with chilli powder, one arrested

A Delhi Police constable was attacked with chilli powder by a group of seven men in South-west Delhi’s Bindapur area. The constable identified as Pawan, grew suspicious of the large group of men who were travelling in the wee hours on Tuesday.

When he tried to question them, they threw chilli powder at him and fled the spot. One of the accused has been arrested; however, the police are on the lookout for the other as well.

The incident took place at around 3.45 am when constable Pawan and home guard Laxmi Narayan were on night duty near Manas Kunj T-point at Mangal Bazar Road. They spotted at least seven men walking together in a group and going towards Uttam Nagar.

Pawan grew suspicious about them and asked them to sit near a shop. The men agreed but one of them refused and began to verbally abuse Pawan and Narayan.

Sensing that the men could attack them, Pawan took out his pistol, made a phone call to Bindapur 
police station and asked for back-up. While he was asking for more policemen to come to the spot, one of the men suddenly stood up and threw chilli powder in Pawan’s eyes.

The men fled away from the spot leaving behind an injured Narayan. 

A case under Sections 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 337 (Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC was registered against unknown persons at Bindapur police station.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-west) Surender Kumar said that based on CCTV footages, the accused persons have been identified and their locations traced. They will be nabbed in a couple of days, Kumar added. 
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