BSES officer's death: Delhi cops zero in on biker duo
A day after a BSES engineer died in an accident after being allegedly chased by bikers after an anti power theft raid at Jhuljhuli village in Jaffarpur Kalan area, the Delhi Police have registered a case of culpable homicide and have identified two men who were allegedly involved in threatening the driver of the car that had met with the accident.
Police say that both of them have been identified, one of them identified as Fauzi, will be arrested soon.
The cops have detained several others on suspicion. However, police say that they had not received an official complaint from the BSES officials regarding a mob attack.
In fact, in their statement, the injured BSES officials say that their driver Wasim had started speeding when he saw two men from the village riding beside their vehicle on a motorbike.
The statement says that they could not hear what the bikers were saying but panicked at seeing their wild gestures.
According to them, the car had hit the tree after the driver lost control of the vehicle while driving at a high speed. Efforts are also being made to identify the bikers.
DCP southwest Surender Kumar said that the local police station had sent a team of 26 personnel led by a sub-inspector who had controlled the crowd that had gathered around the BSES team.
"There were no incidents of violence till then. However, we are probing into the allegations about men chasing the BSES vehicle on bikes which led to the accident. If anyone is found guilty for this, strict actions will be taken, against them," said Kumar. The role of the driver is also being probed by the team.
Preliminary probe revealed that some of the men in the village had objected to the BSES officials clicking photographs of their houses without permission which had already turned into a heated argument before the cops arrived.
The police also alleged that the BSES officials had not followed the standard operating procedure of informing the cops a day in advance to arrange for the forces or provide adequate security.
Police say that they had received a call about the surprise raid by the BSES half an hour before they actually reached the village.
They had sought the video and photographic evidence against the men they had collected from the spot near Dariyapur village, which is about 3 kms away from Jhuljhuli, after the incident.
Meanwhile, the body of the assistant engineer Abhimanyu Singh was handed over to his family members and would be flown to his hometown in Munger in Bihar.
Family members say he had joined the BSES as an assistant engineer four years ago.