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Police responded promptly to 'assaulted' Pak diplomat: Govt

June 04, 2013 15:23 IST


The government on Tuesday said the police had responded promptly and extended due courtesies to a Pakistani diplomat, who along with his driver was allegedly roughed up after their vehicle hit a motorcycle in south Delhi.

Zirgham Raza, Pakistan’s first secretary (trade) suffered "minor bruises" in a brawl when his car and a motorcycle were involved in a "freak accident" in Ber Serai at around 7.25 pm on Monday when he was returning to his Vasant Kunj home.

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"Police responded promptly to calls for assistance and escorted the diplomats to safety from the crowd of onlookers who had gathered at the site of incident. The police extended the Pakistan high commission officials due courtesies and escorted them to the AIIMS trauma centre and offered medical assistance and examination," official spokesperson in the external affairs ministry said.

The Pakistan high commission has lodged a strong protest with the MEA over the issue, its spokesman Manzoor Ali Memon had said on Monday.

The MEA spokesperson said the car in which the diplomat was travelling had hit a motorcycle due to which both the motorcyclist and the woman passenger riding pillion sustained injuries in the "minor accident".

The driver of the car and the motorcyclist had an altercation and reportedly a scuffle ensued wherein the Pakistan high commission driver and the diplomat suffered minor injuries, the official said. He said police have registered a case under relevant sections of the penal code against the motorcyclist and the woman passenger, who have been arrested.

The Police on Tuesday arrested Roshni and her nephew Rohit in connection with the brawl.

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 the Indian Penal Code were registered against them, police said.

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