Truck tries to mow down three Delhi policemen

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 12:10 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Three traffic policemen, including two senior officers, had a miraculous escape when a truck tried to mow them down during a drive to check traffic here, Delhi Police said Wednesday.

During the checks at the DND Expressway Tuesday around 9 p.m., Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Satyendra Garg, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Prem Nath and Head Constable Ravinder flagged down a truck.

On seeing the policemen, the truck driver tried to run them over.

"Instead of slowing down, the truck driver speeded up. DCP Prem Nath pulled me away from the truck's path at the last moment. Head Constable Ravinder fell down. He rolled between the truck's wheels to save himself," Garg said.

Police chased the truck, which was laden with sand, for about one km.

"The driver parked the truck by the roadside and fled. A case of attempt to murder has been registered against the driver and a hunt is on to nab him," Garg said.

The vehicle has been impounded and police are trying to trace its owner.

Garg added that the truck is registered in Haryana's Mewat district and that it may have been used by sand mafias.

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