Road Rage: Road Rage Incident: Police Arrest Khaki-Clad Assailant | Delhi News

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NEW DELHI: In a new twist to the alleged road rage incident in which 26-year-old Sachin Lohiya was thrashed by a group of men on Friday, the cops arrested on Saturday one of the assailants who was wearing a khaki jacket resembling one issued by Delhi Police to its personnel.
Chandan Chowdhary, DCP (South), said, “The accused has been identified as Manoj and he works as a security guard in the same company where the two of the men arrested earlier also worked.Manoj is not a policeman and had bought the jacket in Jharoda Kalan. It is clear that all those who wear khaki jackets are not cops.”
A case was also registered based on the complaint of the men accused against Lohiya, who too was arrested and released on bail on Saturday. Police had earlier registered a case following Lohiya’s complaint against Manoj, Kaviraj, Anil Kumar and Prabhat Sharma, all four of whom have been arrested.
Chowdhary said, “Two others accused, Ajay Kumar (brother of Kaviraj) and Sachin Yadav, are being interrogated. A case was registered against Lohiya on the complaint of Sharma.”
As per Sharma’s statement, he and driver Vikrant and two customers were on the 60 Foota Road in Chhatarpur in a Celerio car on Friday. Near metro pillar No 43, a Verna driven by Lohiya hit the Celerio on the rear. An altercation broke out and Lohiya allegedly beat up Sharma, who summoned Manoj, Anil, Kaviraj and others who together thrashed Lohiya. During the skirmish, Sharma and Lohiya were injured and were taken to AIIMS Trauma Centre. Police recorded thestatements of eyewitnessesduring the investigation.
Lohiya, who was arrested and released on bail, claimed on Saturday, “Apart from my legs, I have injuries all over my face, head and chest. I am still unable to understand why the men thrashed me in such a manner. One of the men, who was wearing a khaki jacket, also thrust a revolver into my head.”
Lohiya also alleged that the local cops weren’t cooperating with him and filed an FIR under less stringent sections of the law. “They damaged my mobile phone, took away the cash I had in the car. The cops did not consider all these,” the 26-year-old said. Lohiya, who has since been discharged from hospital, claimed he was unable to go to sleep because of the assault he had faced.


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