Delhi Metro station manager assaulted by CISF men, Blue Line services briefly hit

Passengers, however, complained that train services were affected on the entire corridor and not just between Janakpuri and Dwarka.

Delhi Metro station manager assaulted by CISF men, Blue Line services briefly hit

NEW DELHI: An ugly bout of fisticuffs over a pair of deflated tyres on Thursday morning at the Dwarka Sector 21 metro station resulted in absolute mayhem by the end of the evening with thousands of passengers on Delhi Metro’s Blue Line (Dwarka-Vaishali/Noida) left stranded with Delhi Metro employees blocking tracks to stop train movement.

It was a heated argument-turned-fist fight between a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) sub-inspector and the station manager of the Dwarka Sector 21 metro station that eventually resulted in train movement grinding to a halt on Blue Line on Thursday evening. Thursday saw many unsavoury precedents being set with a bloody fight between CISF and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), who usually work in tandem to keep the metro moving and DMRC employees doing a ‘rail roko’ to protest against the alleged assault.

It all started at around 11.15 am on Thursday when a CISF sub-inspector (name withheld) parked his official motorcycle outside the Dwarka Sector 21 metro station and went inside. When he returned after some time, he found that the motorcycle’s tyres have been deflated.

“He had parked his motorcycle along with many other two wheelers that were parked outside the station. When he enquired about the deflated tyres, he was told that the tyres were deflated on orders of the station manager,” a source said. “The sub-inspector got agitated because other two wheelers were not touched while the tyres of his official motorcycle were deflated. He went up to the station manager’s room and asked why only his motorcycle was targeted?” the source added.

According to sources, the station manager and the sub-inspector have had altercations on other issues earlier. “The sub-inspector and the station manager got into a heated argument, which soon lead to a scuffle and all out fist fight,” he said.

At this point, many other DMRC employees reached the station managers room and CISF personnel too reached the spot to resolve the issue. After the incident, both DMRC and CISF have lodged police complaints, blaming each other’s employees for the scuffle. Delhi Police said that they have got two complaints and are probing into them. More

By Sidharatha Roy and Pankhuri YadavTNN