In a clear violation of human rights, a man — caught under the Arms Act by Bhopal police — was dragged to the district court on Saturday. The photographs of him being dragged in the district court premises later became viral on social media.
Police, however, defended its actions. "He is habitual offender. Whenever he is caught and produced in the court, he always pretends that he is not able to walk. At times, he refuses to go enter the court premises. And, it is our responsibility to produce him before the court," said Gandhi Nagar TI Jitendra Patel.
Anees Khan, a resident of Gandhi Nagar locality, was allegedly caught along with a sword by Gandhi Nagar police when he was wandering in the area on Friday night.
The police booked him under Arms Act and produced him in the district court. He was sent to judicial remand. Police said the Khan has been booked over 18 times on charges of murder, attempt to murder, loot, attempt to loot and other cases at various police stations of the city. "Anees is troublemaker always under influence of liquor and used to create trouble in the area," Patel said.