India pacer Parvinder Awana punched by Noida policeman over parking row

Delhi pacer Parvinder Awana claims a policeman refused to listen to his request to take his phone call and began to punch him after he had parked his car on the side of the road opposite Noida's Great India Place mall. The policeman was soon suspended for his actions.

Updated: March 07, 2014 22:04 IST
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In a shocking incident, India and Delhi pacer Parvinder Awana was punched repeatedly by a Noida policemen over an argument between them over parking. According to media sources, head constable Bhagat Singh Yadav punched Awana repeatedly after the latter had parked his car on the side of the road to take a phone call near Noida's Great India Place mall.

According to Awana, Yadav approached him angrily and refused to listen to his request to attend to his phone call. "I requested him to allow me to talk and assured him I would drive away within minutes. He told me he would issue a challan. When I agreed and pulled down the window, Yadav punched me in the middle of my neck. Even as I gasped for breath, he punched me again in the same place," Awana is quoted as saying by the Times of India.

"I got an urgent phone call from my family. Being a law-abiding person, I parked my car opposite GIP mall and was talking over the phone. The policeman asked me to move the car immediately," he added.

The constable was soon suspended after the incident but Awana has not filed an FIR against him.

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