The Hush Post| 9:55am |two-minute-read
A 30-year-old Delhi cop was shot and injured in Patel Nagar, Delhi late on Sunday night. The incident happened when he tried to intervene in the clash between two groups. Police said it was a case of mistaken identity as the constable was not in his uniform.
The accused have been identified and efforts are on to trace them. According to senior officers, around midnight on Sunday, constable Amarjeet, posted at Patel Nagar police station, had to rush to Kanwar Chowk in the area after a PCR call about two groups clashing.
“When Amarjeet reached the spot, he saw at least 10 to 12 men fighting. Amarjeet tried to pacify the miscreants and, one of them, who was carrying a pistol, thought him to be a member of the rival group and shot him. Amarjeet collapsed and the men fled the spot.”
The police control room was alerted immediately about the police constable being shot during the ongoing scuffle. A team rushed Amarjeet to a nearby hospital where he was admitted for treatment. The constable is believed to be out of danger.
“He was shot in the abdomen. He has been operated upon and is out of danger. The CCTV footage was checked thoroughly and a number of locals were questioned. A case of attempt to murder has been registered at Patel Nagar police station. We have identified a few of the men who were fighting. Raids are underway to trace and arrest them,” Mittal said.