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Man accuses police officer of assault

delhi Updated: Jul 22, 2010 23:35 IST
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A 55-year-old man has alleged that he was abused and assaulted by the drunken station house officer (SHO) of a West Delhi Police Station.

The incident took place on July 17 when Gurdeep Kapoor, a resident of Indira Colony in Haryana's Sonepat had accompanied his friend Rajender Bhatia to the Janakpuri Police Station.

"Rajender had been summoned to the police station for the settlement of a family dispute involving his daughter's in-laws. I decided to accompany him," Kapoor, a furniture retailer by profession said.

"SHO Ramesh Kumar, who was reeking of alcohol and slurring, asked me to get out and wait for my friend. After an hour, the SHO came out with both the parties. The other party then started assaulting my friend," Kapoor said.

When Kapoor tried to intervene, the SHO allegedly started assaulting him.

"He started by abusing me and threw me in a room at the station and threatened to implicate me in a number of false cases," said Kapoor.

Kapoor alleges he was again assaulted after an hour, this time by six police officers, including the SHO. "They even snatched Rs 32,000 from me," Kapoor alleged.

The police however, denied Kapoor's allegations. "The complainant was the one who started brawling with the other party . When he was told to control his temper, he told the officer concerned to mind his business, said a senior police officer requesting anonymity.

The officer asked why the complainant had gone to the AIIMS Trauma Centre to get a medical examination done.

The officer alleged, “He has obtained a fake medico legal certificate from someone.”

Sharad Aggarwal DCP (west) said, "We have taken cognisance of his complaint and ordered an inquiry into the matter."