A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officer on Monday fired in the air at a Delhi Metro station after some people manhandled and hit a policeman and other security personnel following a scuffle between two groups.
The incident happened at 8:20 p.m. at the Azadpur station after two men got into an argument at the ticket counter, CISF officials said. The CISF personnel deployed at the station brought the two to the control room and asked them to pay the fine for creating trouble, they said.
But one of them, a 17-year-old resident of Wazirpur industrial area, called his associates to the station. Nearly 20 people soon reached the station and allegedly beat Delhi Police constable M.L. Meena, who was about to take the duo to the Kashmere Gate police station, the officials said.
The miscreants grabbed the collar of CISF Assistant Sub-Inspector Mohammed Umar, who had to fire in the air to control the crowd, they said. The situation at the station was chaotic but metro rail services were not interrupted, they said. The police said they have detained a few people