Delhi Police arrests two Hindu Sena members for attack on police van carrying Aftab Poonawala to FSL
Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora visited the third battalion of Delhi Armed Police that was entrusted the responsibility of escorting police teams for transportation of Poonawala to Rohini FSL and personally congratulated them for professionally handling a challenging situation
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Hindu Sena members attack police van carrying Aaftab Poonawala outside Rohini FSL
The Delhi Police arrested two Hindu Sena members who allegedly attacked a police van which was taking murder-accused Aaftab Poonawala from the forensic science laboratory (FSL) in Rohini to the Tihar jail.
The accused stopped the van and attacked it using swords and stones, following which a policeman waved his gun at them. Aaftab was unhurt and the van managed to leave the spot.
In view of the incident, the Delhi Police heightened security around Aaftab and at the FSL office in Rohini. BSF personnel have also been deployed at the FSL office for additional security.
The policemen later filed a complaint stating that when they reached in front of FSL Rohini, a silver car was parked there and a man was standing with a sword in his right hand. There was another person with a sword in his right hand. Constable Mahesh was trying to control him.
The accused were later identified as Kuldeep Thakur (34) and Nigam Gujjar (32).
Thakur and Gujjar told police that they came to the FSL office along with their associates after watching the news about the Walkar case.
The accused were waiting outside the office in their car to take revenge on him. They said that when the police came out with Aaftab, first they blocked the way of the police vehicle with their vehicle and attacked the police vehicle with swords. SI Sudeep controlled Thakur. The sword was bent in the middle due to the attack on the vehicle. The silver car was later brought to the police station. The car had three swords kept on the back seat.
The Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora visited the third battalion of Delhi Armed Police that was entrusted the responsibility of escorting police teams for transportation of Poonawala to Rohini FSL.
DCP (Third Battalion) Dhal Singh stated that a major tragedy was averted with the professional handling and courage displayed by the police teams. The team comprising of SI Ravinder, SI Vikram, head constable Shakti, Shyam Sunder and Ashwani (driver) were accompanying Poonawala to the FSL for the polygraph test.
CP Arora met the armed police team and personally appreciated the policemen for their work.