Subhash Chand Tomar, the police constable who was seriously injured during the protests at the India Gate on Sunday, succumbed to his injuries at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on Monday. The incident has put the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) under the scanner.
Police say eight people who were arrested on Monday in connection with the injury of the constable were booked for rioting and attempt to murder reportedly belong to the AAP.
All the eight accused were given bail after a bail bond was submitted by AAP member Manish Sisodia. One of those who was arrested has been identified as Chaman Kumar of AAP.
Police have registered a case over Tomar’s death. They said they have a video clip of those who attacked the constable and the case will be treated as a murder case.
Joint Commissioner of Police, Central Range, Taj Hasan, said, “We had arrested 8 people in connection to injuries caused to Constable Subhash Tomar, they were booked for rioting and attempt to murder. One of them is a person called Chaman Kumar who is a member of AAP. They were all given bail by the magistrate’s court. AAP member Manish Sisodia had furnished bail bonds for all of them. We will now see what further legal action needs to be taken and may even move court for cancellation of bail.”
Subhash Tomar, posted at Karawal Nagar police station, was deployed on law and order duty, and was rushed to the hospital after being injured and was put on ventilator support. The 46-year-old constable belonged to Meerut.
Over 140 people were injured during the clashes at the protests at India gate on Sunday. Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar had said that at least 65 Delhi Police officials were injured in the clashes with protesters.
According to police, they had to use around 250 tear gas shells and repeated baton charges to evacuate protesters from the India Gate area. “Hooligans among the protestors resorted stone pelting. Around 12 DTC buses and equal number of PCR vans were damaged in the day long incident. One vehicle of Delhi Doordarshan was also damaged by the hooligans,” said police.