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Delhi firing: Video questions police claim of attack on PCR vans

Jul 29, 2013 11:53 AM IST India India

New Delhi: The video footage in the police firing at a biker on Parliament Street has put up a question on the Delhi Police claim that the bikers vandalised their PCR van. As per the footage, there were no bricks present in the night visual but bricks appeared in the morning visuals. Relatives of the victim are now questioning whether the brick was placed after the incident to validate the police's claims that they were pelted with stones by the bikers.

The post mortem of the biker Karan Pandey, who was killed in police firing on late Saturday night, will be conducted on Monday. The Delhi Police claimed that tragedy happened when they tried to fire to puncture tyres of the bike to stop them.

The Delhi Police said that other biker who was injured and is presently in hospital may be arrested. He will be produced at the Patiala House court after being released from hospital.

Delhi Police PRO Rajan Bhagat had said, "The police fired at the motorcyclists to subdue them. It was during one such firing that one of the pillion riders got shot. He was taken to the hospital immediately where he was declared dead."

Police had said there was an altercation with the motorcyclists when they tried to stop them and had added that the motorcyclists even vandalised the PCR van as well. It was only then that the police had fired two rounds - one in the air and the other aimed at the tyre, which hit the deceased, police had said.

The biker's mother had said she had no idea that Karan was not at home until the police informed her. But, she condemned the police action. "I'am very sad. He made a mistake. He would leave the house without informing anyone. He would lock his room and go out without telling us," she had said.

Stunt biking has been a bane for New Delhi district for quiet some time now. Over 1,000 people have been challaned since July 5. The Delhi Police has even held talks with community elders to check menace of the stunt bikers.

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