New Delhi: Three Policemen were suspended for thrashing two men after their tempo bumped into a police vehicle at North-west Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar area on Sunday.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijyanta Arya suspended Sub-inspector Sanjay Malik and Devendra and Constable Puspendra in connection with the incident.
It is being said that the cops dragged the driver and son, belonging to Sikh community, out of their auto and thrashed them. In the video, the policemen could be seen dragging the driver’s son while one of them hits him with a lathi.
The police claim that two of their men were injured in the attack. The Gramin Seva driver, however, alleged that he was attacked by the cops first.
“The alleged incident was followed by an accident caused by a Gramin Sewa tempo to a police vehicle. Thereafter, a police officer was also assaulted on the head by the tempo driver with a sword,” the police said in a statement. “Further, the tempo was driven dangerously and caused injuries to a policeman in the leg,” it said.
A group of people gathered outside the police station in Mukherjee Nagar, near the Delhi University’s north campus, to protest against the alleged assault on the driver.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also condemned the incident and called the police action unjustified.
“Delhi Police brutality in Mukherjee Nagar is highly condemnable and unjustified. 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,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Delhi Police brutality in Mukherjee Nagar is highly condemnanble and unjustified.
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.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 17, 2019
Comparing the police action with the 1984 Sikh Riots, “Former Delhi Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee president Manjit Singh GK condemned the alleged attack. “Policemen stopped the auto driver and pointed a pistol at him; he was later dragged out of the vehicle and brutally thrashed.”