Police has booked Additional District Magistrate (ADM), his wife, son and four others for allegedly attempting to murder a 76-year-old Army Veteran at a park in Noida Sector 29 on 14th August,2018.
Seven have been booked under Indian Penal Code for attempt to murder, intentional insult, criminal intimidation, criminal trespass and rioting with deadly weapon by the sector 20 police station for allegedly assaulting Virendra Pratap Singh Chauhan, a Retired Army colonel from Elite 1 Parachute Regiment (Special Forces).
Ajay Pal, Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Budh Nagar stated that,“Based on the complaint received from retired colonel and his family and the close circuit television footage, we have booked seven persons including the ADM for attempt to murder and other relevant sections of assault. One person has been arrested and we are currently interrogating him”.
Development comes four days after Police booked and arrested the Retired colonel, a resident of sector 29, for allegedly molesting the wife of ADM and hurling caste-based expletives at her.
Police booked Chauhan under section 3 (1) of the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for kidnapping and molestation.
After CCTV footage emerged of the Army veteran being pushed and kicked allegedly by the ADM, the District Magistrate BN Singh asked Police to file an FIR against the ADM for assault.
The colonel, a veteran of the 1965 and 1971 wars, has been languishing in Noida’s Luksar jail since August 14 and his bail application is scheduled to be heard on Monday. After the CCTV footage emerged, police dropped charges of kidnapping against Colonel.
On Saturday evening, dozens of Army veterans and the family of Chauhan took out a protest march in sector 29 demanding the immediate release of the colonel and arrest of the accused ADM.