SAIL Chairman attacked by unknown assailants
SAIL CMD Anil Kumar Chaudhary was on his way back to his residence from office in his official car when four unknown assailants attacked him on the night of 7th August, 2019
August 08, 2019
The chairman and managing director Maharatna PSU Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) Anil Kumar Chaudhary has been attacked by four assailants on the night of August 7, 2019. The incident occurred at 10.30 pm near HUDCO Place, August Kranti marg, while he was on his way back to his residence from office in the official car. "SAIL is deeply shocked and anguished while sharing the news of the murderous assault on the Company’s Chairman" said a press statement issued by the PSU.
Was it a premeditated attack?
"The CMD was brutally attacked at around 10.30 pm when his car was intentionally hit by another car occupied by four people," said the press release further. The word intentionally is very important here and that leaves a very important question of whether the attack was a premeditated one. The police has not said anything about it so far as the investigation of the case is underway.
"The CMD was brutally attacked at around 10.30 pm when his car was intentionally hit by another car occupied by four people"
The press note further read "As he and his driver came out of their car, one person from the other car caught the driver by his neck while the other three severely attacked Chaudhary with iron rods on his head, neck, knees and legs. The assailants were also armed with knives. The driver was left unharmed."
Highway patrol bikes rescued the CMD
A source with the South Delhi police said "a couple of highway patrolling motorcycles while passing through the site saw a man being beaten up by 2-3 boys near Hudco place, August Kranti marg at around 10.30 pm. The patrolling staff immediately reached out to the victim to rescue him and also successfully nabbed a couple of assailants. Later they found out that the victim was chairman SAIL." He was then immediately rushed to the trauma centre.
Reacting to the incident Chaudhary said "I was taken by surprise by this unexpected and violent attack by the assailants. It was a murderous assault. However, I am grateful to police patrol for their quick action. Due to their timely arrival and prompt intervention, two miscreants could be nabbed on the spot."
Hauz Khas police have registered a case u/s 307, 34 and investigation is being done with all possible angles. One of the two accused arrested is a resident of Dwarka and the other one is from Uttam Nagar. The car used by them too has been seized.