An MBA student was allegedly assaulted with rifle butts by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) commandoes at the MG Road Metro station on Wednesday morning, when the two sides entered into an altercation during routine checking.
The 25-year-old student also missed his term examinations following the incident. He claimed the CISF officials threatened to implicate him in a false case of snatching their revolver if he did not withdraw the complaint he had filed with the metro authorities.
The incident happened around 10.20am, when Amit Bhardwaj, an MBA student of the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad, entered MG Road Metro station to board a train for Shastri Park (Delhi) to take his examinations at a designated centre there.
"As I entered the checking area I received a call from my friend and I started conversation to him. The CISF guards asked me to switch off the phone, which I immediately handed it over to them. When they frisked me thoroughly and I was about to move I was pushed by one of them. As I asked the reason, one of them slapped me. I reacted by pushing one of them and he fell on the ground," Bhardwaj said.
He claimed after that 4-5 CISF personnel pounced on him and beat him up with batons. “I went up to the station master and lodged a complaint. When CISF men got to know of this, the commandos took me inside a room at the station and started assaulting me with rifle butts and kicks. One of them threatened to implicate me in the false case of snatching attempt of their revolver,” Bhardwaj added.
The SHO of Sector 29 police station Jagdish Parsad said that Bhardwaj's statement had been filed in the records but no FIR was filed. He said, “The CISF officials have also prepared a complaint against Bhardwaj and they would file it on Thursday. We will investigate the case and file FIR accordingly.”
According to senior CISF officials, Amit Bhardwaj did not stop talking over mobile phone when the security guards objected to it during security check up at the entry gates.