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3 Delhi Civil Defence volunteers injured in scuffle at traffic stop : The Tribune India

New Delhi, April 6

Three Delhi Civil Defence volunteers have been injured throughout a scuffle after a person’s automotive was hit by a automobile at a traffic sign right here after they all of a sudden stopped a motorist for not carrying a masks, police mentioned on Tuesday.

The superb for not carrying a masks, as per COVID-19 norms, in public locations and whereas driving is Rs 2,000 in the nationwide capital, police mentioned. These volunteers don’t have any powers to impose fines however work in coordination with police to implement the norms.

Police mentioned a passerby, Jitesh, additionally received caught in the scuffle on Monday afternoon in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas space and was damage.

Three autos have been concerned in the incident at the sign close to IIT-Gate, police mentioned.

Just when the traffic lights turned inexperienced, the Delhi Civil Defence volunteers stopped a automotive to penalise its driver for allegedly not carrying a masks, they mentioned.

As a consequence, the motive force all of a sudden utilized the brakes and the following automotive, pushed by Gitesh Dagar, additionally abruptly stopped. Dagar’s automotive was hit from behind by one other automobile as a result of sudden halting, a police officer mentioned.

“Dagar came out of his car and argued with the Delhi Civil Defence employees following which he was allegedly attacked with a belt by them,” he mentioned.

Pedestrians gathered at the spot they usually together with Dagar allegedly attacked Delhi Civil Defence volunteers of whom three have been injured and admitted to a hospital, the officer mentioned.

Police, nevertheless, mentioned that the medico-legal stories of the injured individuals are awaited. The assertion of these injured is being recorded, they mentioned Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur mentioned two FIRs have been registered in reference to the incident.

One of the FIRs was registered on the criticism of the Delhi Civil Defence volunteers and the opposite, on a criticism from Dagar. “Action as per law is being taken in the matter and investigation in the cases is underway,” Thakur mentioned.

The Delhi High Court in February had reserved its resolution on a number of pleas difficult the imposition of challan for not carrying a masks whereas driving a non-public automotive alone.

Justice Prathiba M Singh had heard arguments on behalf of the Centre, Delhi authorities and the petitioners who have been fined for not carrying a masks whereas driving alone in their respective autos.

Advocate Farman Ali Magray, showing for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, had then submitted that the ministry has not issued any route asking individuals to put on masks in a automotive when they’re alone.

He had mentioned well being is a state topic and the Delhi authorities has to take a choice on it.

The Delhi authorities had informed the court docket that carrying masks whereas driving an official or private automobile was made obligatory by means of an workplace order in April final 12 months, and it remained in drive.

It additionally mentioned {that a} non-public automobile was held to be a public place by the Supreme Court. — PTI 



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