Truck driver held for rash driving, cop hurt


The Delhi Police has arrested a 40-year-old truck driver for allegedly driving rashly and injuring a policeman in southeast Delhi’s Sunlight Colony area.

The accused has been identified as Danish, a resident of Dhouj village in Faridabad district.

According to RP Meena, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Southeast district, the incident took place on Thursday when Sub-Inspector Prakash Chand of traffic circle Lajpat Nagar along with staff were checking vehicle at Maharani Bagh picket. “At about 9.30 PM, the truck bearing Haryana registration was spotted driving rashly and negligently  hit the barricades and fled away from the spot. Sun-Inspector (SI) Prakash Chand suffered injuries in the accident. After first aid at Jeevan Hospital, he was shifted to AIIMS Trauma centre, said the DCP.

“A constable on motorcycle patrolling  chased the offending truck and seized the vehicle. However, the driver managed to escape but was later arrested,” said the DCP adding that a case has been registered against the truck driver at Sunlight Colony police station.

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