In a brazen show of khaki brutality, a group of traffic police constables allegedly beat up a doctor with sticks and used abusive language during a check against drunken driving on Saturday night.
The incident occurred at 10.45 pm on MG Road when Dr AK Sharma, a resident of DLF City, was going home in his car.
Sharma alleged that he was subjected to the brutality after he refused to blow into the alcohol-meter (breathalyzer), saying that it was used one.
He was detained for about an hour and let go at midnight.
“As I reached near Bristol Chowk, I was made to stop the car by the cops. One of them wanted me to come out of the car for the breathalyzer test. They wanted me to take the equipment into my mouth, which I resisted saying that it was already used by others. The policemen pulled me out of the car following an altercation,” Sharma said.
This was the beginning of his ordeal. One of the constables allegedly hurled abuses at the doctor and pulled his head into the alco-meter.
“When I resisted, a constable struck with his stick on my back twice. Then they took me to Sector 29 police station where they forced me to sign a challan on which they showed 68% alcohol consumption. I was not drunk. It was one of the constables who breathed into the alco-meter to fabricate high content of liquor consumption by me.”
On Monday, Sharma went to the Civil Hospital to get his medical test done.
Then he went to Sector 29 police station where he was asked to go to the traffic police department.
DCP (east) Maheshwar Dayal said, “The doctor should lodge a complaint with the proof of the assault at the area police station. Action would taken against the policemen if found guilty.”