Police scan 220 automobiles, footage from 100 CCTVs to nab driver of mini-truck that fatally hit senior police officer

After scanning greater than 220 automobiles of the same make, the Delhi Police on Saturday mentioned they’ve arrested the driving force who had fled after killing a 54-year-old assistant commissioner of police (ACP) in a hit-and-run accident on July 25.

Police mentioned they arrested the errant driver, Amit Pulami, 28, on Friday and impounded the mini truck that had rammed the officer, ACP Sanket Kaushik, who was posted with the Dwarka site visitors circle, and dragged him for practically 50m on a service lane close to the Rajokri flyover.

Kaushik had acquired out of his car and was clearing the site visitors when he was hit by the mini truck.Pulami, police mentioned, initially belongs to Nepal and had come to India for work about one-and-a-half years in the past.

Footage from greater than 100 CCTV cameras was scanned and over 220 mini vehicles with the same make that have been discovered transferring by way of the world on the time of the incident have been checked to zero in on the errant car and driver, police mentioned.

A damaged iron angle bar of the car, recovered from the mishap spot, was the one piece of proof with the police to establish the car.

“We inspected the iron bar and it helped us realise that we might be on the lookout for a mini truck. Footage from CCTV cameras on all doable routes from the spot was checked and that helped us set up {that a} white mini truck had fatally rammed the officer,” mentioned deputy commissioner of police (southwest) Devender Arya.

Narrating the sequence of occasions, Arya mentioned on July 25, round 8pm, Kaushik had left his workplace in his official car alongside along with his driver and wi-fi operator after they got here throughout a jam on the service lane close to the Rajokri flover. Kaushik and his workers went to assist clear the snarl. Whereas his driver and operator have been busy transferring a automobile, Kaushik walked forward on the highway.

“A car hit him from behind and dragged him for practically 50 metres earlier than hitting the concrete boundaries positioned on the highway. The ACP suffered a number of accidents and was declared introduced lifeless on the AIIMS Trauma Centre. A case of rash and negligent driving inflicting loss of life underneath sections 279 and 304A of the Indian Penal Code was registered and the investigation was taken up,” Arya mentioned.

Six groups have been shaped and so they collected particulars of all mini vehicles with the same make and color that handed by way of the MCD toll tax sales space on the Delhi-Haryana border earlier than and after the mishap. About 50 such automobiles have been examined. The data of 52 mini vehicles from the cargo wing on the Delhi airport have been additionally obtained, analysed and verified. Equally, all warehouses in Rajokri, Mahipalpur, Kapashera, Samalkha, and Bijwasan have been totally examined and their data checked to establish the motion of 120 such automobiles, the DCP mentioned.

“All the effort helped us zero in on a white mini truck hooked up to a warehouse in Rangpuri. Accordingly, the car was recovered and its driver, Amit Pulami, was arrested on Friday. The truck was examined and its left headlight was discovered damaged — Pulami had acquired it changed at an area storage to mislead the police,” Arya mentioned.

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