New Delhi: Three policemen have been suspended for allegedly beating up two men after the latter’s autorickshaw bumped into a police vehicle in Mukherjee Nagar area of New Delhi on Sunday. (Also read: Auto Driver Shot Dead in Shahdara) Also Read - Delhi: Fire Breaks Out at Godown in Okhla Phase 1 Area, 10 Fire Tenders Rushed
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest Delhi) Vijyanta Arya suspended Assistant Sub-inspector Sanjay Malik and Devendra and constable Pushpendra in connection with the case. The trio allegedly dragged the driver and his son, belonging to the Sikh community, out of their auto and thrashed them for “no reason”. Also Read - From Lowest in 10 Years to Highest This Season: How Delhi Witnessed Heaviest Rains This Monsoon
However, police have blamed the auto driver, claiming that he attacked a police officer with a sword and injured another with the vehicle.”The alleged incident was followed by an accident caused by a Gramin Sewa tempo to a police vehicle. In that incident also a police officer was assaulted on the head by the tempo driver with a sword,” a police note said. Also Read - Noida Police Issues Traffic Advisory For Independence Day Event in Delhi | Details Here
It said, “The tempo was driven dangerously and caused injuries to a policeman in the leg.” Additional DCP was looking into the matter and prompt action would be taken, said police.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hit out at the Delhi Police for the alleged assault and demanded an investigation into the incident. Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal said, “I demand an impartial probe into the whole incident & strict action against the guilty. Protectors of citizens can’t be allowed to turn into uncontrolled violent mobsters.”
Police said an enquiry will be conducted by Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest) Vijayanta Arya and additional DCP and ACP of the district.
In one of the purported videos, the man was seen chasing some policemen with a sword in his hand, while in another video the policemen were seen thrashing him with batons.
The issue soon took a political turn with Manjinder Singh Sirsa, BJP MLA from Rajouri Garden, claiming that the policemen insulted the man by attacking his turban.