Delhi Civil Defence Personnel Beat Up Pedestrian For Lack Of Mask, Are Later Beaten Up; Watch Videos

INDIA Team Latestly|

A dramatic clash broke out in south Delhi on April 5 afternoon, between Delhi government's civil defence volunteers & passers-by. Volunteers were carrying out a mask-checking exercise in the area. Three of the personnel have been injured in the incident. Several videos showed civil defence personnel & passers-by coming to blows, with a clip showing one of the personnel beating a man with a belt. As per the police, as the traffic light was green, the driver of another car, a man identified as Gitesh Dagar, applied the brakes suddenly following which a third car hit it, reported NDTV. Angry, Dagar walked out of his car and confronted the officials, following which heated arguments broke out between the two parties. In another video, men in plain clothes were seen attacking the uniformed civil defence volunteers. A group of men are seen kicking an official lying on the road. Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur said two First Information Reports (FIRs) have been registered in connection with the incident.

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