New Delhi: Four youths, who were allegedly drunk, were arrested for allegedly abusing and harassing a government official and his family members in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas Wednesday night.
Police said the youths also tried to make a video of the officer’s wife and when protested against they flaunted their “connections” to threaten them.
The incident happened last night around 11.30 PM when the officer– currently working with DDA on a deputation– a resident of Asiad Village, with his wife was on his way to drop their 10-year-old daughter, who was leaving for a school trip for Spain, at the Indira Gandhi International Airport Wednesday night when their car was hit by a Maruti Swift coming from South Extension on August Kranti Marg near Siri Fort auditorium.
The four youths, who were allegedly under the influence of alcohol, alighted from the car and started abusing the officer.
When the officer protested, they became aggressive and started harassing him and “mocked” him to take action against them, said a police officer.
When his wife tried to intervene, they also misbehaved with her flaunting their high-profile connections, police said.
One of the men allegedly tried to make a video of the officer’s wife. When the officer and his wife protested, they were allegedly threatened and asked to back off. They also screamed at officer’s daughter.
Meanwhile, a police patrol party of sub-inspector Sachin and constable Chander were stopped by the officer for help. The drunken youths then started misbehaving with the police and abused them.
The youths allegedly said: “You don’t know about our influence,” and threatened the police personnel.
The cops then called up the Hauz Khas police station for additional force.
The accused have been identified as Sagar, Sagar Pawar, Mandeep, Rahul, all aged between 20-24 years, said Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Nupur Prasad. All of them are residents of Shapur Jat area, said police.
“A case was booked under sections 279/354A/509/506 against them at Hauz Khas police station. Further investigations are underway,” added Prasad.