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FIR lodged against Russian diplomat for rash driving, arrest unlikely

An FIR was registered on Wednesday against a diplomat from the Russian embassy, who was booked for rash driving and assaulting a traffic police cop on duty.

However, the Russian official is not likely to be arrested because of the diplomatic immunity enjoyed by the foreign delegates.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police is also sending a detailed report relating to the matter to the Home Ministry.

The Russian diplomat, who was severely intoxicated, rammed into a police barricade in Moti Bagh late last night and also rear-ended a motorbike, injuring two people.

The incident happened late last night around 1:30 am when the diplomat was asked to stop by the police after his car hit a bike. However, instead of stopping, he slammed his car into the barricade.

The diplomat refused to come out of the car and allegedly punched and abused a constable on duty.

“He was so intoxicated that he could not control the car and he was practically unconscious. He was driving really fast and was unable to stop. His car is so badly damaged and this is proof of how hard he rammed into the police barricade. When the police tried to get him out of the car, he refused to do so,” one of the bikers who sustained minor injuries said.

Besides the other biker who has been admitted in AIIMS, the Russian official also sustained injuries and was seen with a heavily bleeding nose.

The diplomat was later taken away by his friend, who had a lengthy discussion with the police.

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