NEW DELHI: A senior IAS officer in the Delhi Government today filed a police complaint alleging that supporters of a BJP MP from the city assaulted him and held him hostage in his office for removing encroachment in a North-West Delhi locality.
District Magistrate North-West Delhi Sanjay Goel alleged that the attack was led by a man identified as Parminder and that the entire incident was caught on CCTV camera installed in his office.
"At around 11:45 AM, around 70 men barged into my office in Kanjhawala area. They threatened me and assaulted me. They held me hostage for 20-25 minutes. The man who was heading the mob identified himself as Parminder and said he was secretary of BJP MP Udit Raj," Goel alleged.
Udit Raj, who represents North-West Delhi constituency in Lok Sabha, could not be contacted for his response.
The IAS officer filed a complaint with the police detailing about the alleged incident. However, police is yet to register an FIR.
DCP (Outer District) Vikramjit Singh said, "Once the case is registered, we will investigate it and further action will be taken. No arrests have been made as yet."
Goel claimed the group attacked him for removing illegal encroachment from a piece of gram-sabha land. "We got a complaint that there was unauthorised construction and we sent a team and removed it on Saturday and Sunday. It is big land which land mafia is trying to grab," he said.
The IAS officer said somehow his staff managed to call the police. "When police entered my office to take them, Parminder attacked me in front of the police," he alleged.
Goel said he underwent a medical test after the assault and the entire incident was captured in CCTV camera installed in his office.