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Two arrested for brawl with Pakistani diplomat

Last updated on: June 04, 2013 10:20 IST

A woman and her nephew were arrested on Tuesday in connection with a "minor brawl" with a Pakistani diplomat and his driver following a "freak accident" in south Delhi, police said.

Roshni and her nephew Rohit were apprehended after a case of rash and negligent driving was registered against them in connection with the incident in Ber Sarai on Monday evening.

A case under sections 279 (rash and negligent driving), 323 (causing hurt), 336 (endangering life or personal safety of others), 341 (wrongfully restraining another person), 143 (being member of unlawful assembly) and 149 (act done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of Indian Penal code were registered against them, police said.

Zirgham Raza, Pak First Secretary (Trade) suffered "minor bruises" in a brawl when his car and a motorcycle were involved in a "freak accident" in Ber Serai around 7.25 pm on Monday when he was returning to his Vasant Kunj home.

The Pakistan high commission has lodged a strong protest with the external affairs ministry over the issue, its spokesman Manzoor Ali Memon had said.

According to police sources, they received a call at 7.26 pm on Monday about an accident and quarrel with a woman. Police rushed to the spot and found that Raza traveling in the car driven by his Pakistani driver Haider Zaman. "They met with an accident with a motorcycle coming from Ber Sarai. It was a freak accident and there was no damage or injury to any party happened. But the woman Roshni and her nephew allegedly entered into an argument with the driver, which led to a minor brawl.

"The driver and Roshni sustained minor bruises. Raza also received a bruise when he intervened in the matter. Both parties went for medical examination," a senior police official said.

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