Delhi cop attacked with brick by snatchers

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A 58-year-old Delhi Police sub-inspector (SI) and his friend were attacked with bricks and injured by two bike-borne mobile phone snatchers, police said Monday. One of the attackers was later arrested.

The incident was reported from central Delhi's Paharganj area. Deshpal Singh, an SI, was returning with his friend Surenderpal Singh on a bike Sunday evening.

"At the time of the incident, Deshpal was in civil uniform. The accused approached the victims and tried to snatch mobile from Surenderpal's hand," said a police officer.

One of the attacker, identified as Pawan, was arrested later while hunt is on for his associate.

"When they resisted, one of the accused attacked them with a brick and fled from there after robbing the wallet (which had some money) of the policeman," said the officer.

Both were injured in the attack.

Deshpal is posted with the Police Control Room (PCR) section and has been residing in east Delhi's Bhajanpura.

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