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Acid attack on Sikh auto-rickshaw driver in Delhi: Delhi police resister F.I.R after protests

September 16, 2014 | By

New Delhi, India: The Delhi police have registered a case under sections 365/ 326A/ 307/ 295A/ 435/ 34 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) against one Somnath Nayar and two other unidentified persons in relation to yesterday’s attack on Ranjit Singh s/o Baldev Singh of Bhogal area.

Ranjit Singh (60 was yesterday admitted to trauma section of Safdarjang Hospital in Delhi after an acid by three persons. The attackers also cut his hairs.

Various Sikh organization including Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), Paramjit Singh Sarna led Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi), Delhi Unit of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), United Sikh Mission and Seva84 held a protest outside Nizamudin police station against police inaction in this case.

The F.I.R number 520 dated: 16/09/2014 was registered at Hazarat Nizamudin police station at 00:55 hrs (IST).

In his statement to police Ranjit Singh Bhogal said that he was attacked by Somnath Nayar and two others at Lodhi Road traffic lights at around 6 pm. He said that the attackers started beating him, removed his turban and cut his hairs. “They throw some liquid on me. I smelled some sort of gas and felt burns on my chest and other body parts” he added.

The police says that the case is under investigation.

No arrests have reportedly been made in this case so far.

A portion of first page of FIR

A portion of first page of FIR

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