Unidentified assailants on Sunday fired at a vehicle in which two ABP News journalists were travelling on Barapullah flyover in Delhi, ANI reported.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Parvinder Singh said the bullet hit the car, but the journalists escaped unhurt. Singh said an inquiry is under way and a case has been registered.
According to ABP News, reporter Siddharth Purohit and camerperson Arvind Kumar had received information about the murder of a trader in Delhi’s Prasadnagar and were heading towards the site. Around 1.30 am, the journalists’ vehicle reached Pragati Maidan, when two men riding on a bike stopped them while pointing a pistol at them. The men on the bike asked the team to park the car on the side.
The driver of the vehicle instead sped, and the men on the bike fired three shots at the car. The first shot hit the driver’s door, while the second one smashed the window pane on the driver’s side. The third shot missed the vehicle.
The men on the bike followed the ABP News team for about half a kilometre and then turned away. When the reporting team approached the police who were checking vehicles at the INA metro station, they allegedly ignored the complaint and left.
Three policemen on picket duty were suspended for this lack of prompt response, the Delhi Police told ANI.