The incident, which was caught on camera, saw quite an outrage online. Several army veterans and even leading politicians came forward to the assistance of the IAF personnel.

On Sunday, the police finally announced that they were able to nab three of the accused. The video of the incident shows the IAF man being roughed up.

Sujay Kr Sikandar, a corporal posted at Tughlakabad told police that on April 20, his motorcycle had brushed past a Swift car. After that the vehicle overtook and stopped him on the Mehrauli-Badarpur Road near Batra Hospital. Two persons came out of the car and started beating him and his colleague, he told police.

He added that in the meantime, another car also pulled up and its driver got into an argument over the road getting blocked.The three of them then dragged him and robbed his ID card as well as the registration certificate of his motorcycle, police said. One of the accused works as a milk supplier in Malviya Nagar. The others work as a storekeeper at a hotel in Mehrauli and as a bouncer at a club in Vasant Vihar.

The robbed items have been recovered and the two cars have been seized.