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Constable who braved gunfire to nab snatcher on motorcycle promoted

NEW DELHI: Not every day do top cops of Delhi Police leave their chair to shake hands with a constable and felicitate him in front of Deputy Commissioners and Special Commissioners.
But neither is a constable promoted every day out of turn to become Head Constable, while he stands tall alongside the Commissioner of Police in a room packed with cameras.
Constable Vivek, posted with Shahdara district's Farsh Bazaar shone in the limelight, after he was felicitated on Friday for bravely taking on criminals in the face of gunfire.
During the shootout on Wednesday, the constable managed to injure one of the accused in retaliatory firing.
On Wednesday, the constable was patrolling in his beat area of Vishwas Nagar, when he noticed two men on a motorcycle, whose features matched the CCTV footage grab of two criminals involved in a snatching incident.
"I identified the two snatchers, and caught the collar of the man disguised as the Sikh. He was then told by the bike rider Monu to shoot me," said Vivek.
Monu's accomplice managed to free himself of Vivek's grasp, and shot at him. However, the agile constable dodged the bollet.
"I fired three shots in retaliation, shooting Monu in his knees and hand," said Vivek, who single-handedly arrested Monu. His accomplice, however, managed to flee.
Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, on Friday, promoted Vivek to Head Constable in a grand ceremony at the Police Headquarters.
"Vivek has set an example for the entire police force with his courage and bravery. He risked his life but did not let criminals escape," said Nupur Prasad, DCP Shahdara.

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