Two held after scuffle with Pakistani diplomat

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Two people, including a woman, have been arrested for allegedly getting into a scuffle with a Pakistani diplomat and his wife after an accident, officials said Tuesday.

In the “minor road accident” Monday evening, the driver of the car bearing a diplomatic number plate of the Pakistan High Commission had hit a motorcycle at Ber Sarai, near JNU campus, the ministry of external affairs said in a statement.

“Subsequently, 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. 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 statement said.

Zirgham Raza, first secretary (trade) of the Pakistan High Commission, suffered “minor bruises” during the scuffle which took place while he was returning to his Vasant Kunj home.

The motorcyclist and the woman riding pillion sustained injuries from the fall.

Delhi Police extended the Pakistan High Commission officials due courtesies and escorted them to the AIIMS trauma centre and offered medical assistance and examination.

“They were later escorted back.”

“Separately, the police have registered a case under relevant sections of the penal code against the motorcyclist and the woman passenger, who have been arrested,” said the statement.

Police have filed cases against the two motorcycle riders for rash and negligent driving, causing hurt, endangering life or personal safety of others and wrongfully restraining another person.

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