HOW CAN SSP GK Goswami mobilise common men to play ‘mitra’ to the police when his own team is engaged in terrorising people. Such is the situation that a family was all set to move out of Lucknow to save themselves from police atrocity.
Station officer (SO) Vikas Nagar Abdul Salam Siddiqui has been issuing threats to the family to withdraw a complaint of brutal assault against a PAC constable and his brother since Thursday morning.
Four women, including the 82-year-old mother of a State Bank of India official Nandlal Chandani, were brutally assaulted by PAC constable Mahipal Yadav, his brother Nandkishore and two sub-inspectors (S-Is) on Wednesday night.
Chandani’s wife Komal and his sisters Hemlata and Bharti had objected to the haphazard parking of Yadav’s maxi cabs outside their (Chandanis) house.
Mahipal, his brother and the cohorts had beaten up the women mercilessly and did not spare the 82-year-old bed-ridden mother of Chandani.
Chandani and his brother Mahesh, who were away when the women were attacked, made all efforts to get a case registered in the matter. But, the SO advised them not to engage in an enmity with a ‘policewala’ (Mahipal) or the family would get into a trouble. As Chandani did not give up the SO got a non-cognisable report (NCR) lodged against Mahipal’s brother Nandkishore. The cop even lodged a cross NCR against the four injured women stating the latter had assaulted Nandkishore. Since the NCR was lodged Siddiqui had been issuing threats to the Chandanis so that they settled for a compromise with Nandkishore.