New Delhi, June 9: The ABP News team travelling in a van at Barapullah bridge last night was attacked by two bike-borne assailants. The miscreants fired bullets after threatening them to stop the vehicle. A complaint has been registered with the Delhi Police by the channel. An inquiry has been launched to nab the accused.
According to ABP News, the news channel's car which was ferrying cameraperson Arvind Kumar and reporter Siddharth Purohit was stopped last night at around 1:30pm. They were enroute the Prasad Nagar locality, where sources had informed them about the murder of a trader. Freak Road Rage Incident In Delhi; Senegal National Bites Off Man's Cheek After Being Asked to Drive Slow
On reaching close to Pragati Maidan, they were stopped by two men on bike with pistol in the hand of the pillion rider. The miscreant asked them to park the vehicle aside and come outside.
However, the van driver decided to defy their order and accelerated the vehicle. The accused fired three bullets -- the first smashed the door, the second struck the window pane and the third completely missed the target.
The journalists were chased for nearly half-a-kilometre by the bike-borne assailants, before they abandoned the route.
On reaching the nearest police patrolling party, the ABP News team alerted the officials. However, their complaint was allegedly ignored.
Statement Issued by Delhi Police:
Delhi Police: In the ABP news incident on Barapulla, case was registered immediately & several teams constituted to work on it. 3 policemen on picket duty suspended for lack of prompt response. Investigation transferred to Crime Branch.Senior officers closely supervising the case https://t.co/w7gX4GiMeL
— ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2019
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Parvinder Singh has denied the charge of police ignoring the journalists' complaint. "In the ABP news incident on Barapulla, case was registered immediately and several teams constituted to work on it," he said.
"3 policemen on picket duty suspended for lack of prompt response. Investigation transferred to Crime Branch.Senior officers closely supervising the case," Singh further added.