The Madhya Pradesh police have ordered a probe into a case in which four of a family were allegedly beaten up and looted by six policemen on Indore-Dhar highway on Saturday night, police said.
The victims who are resident of Indore alleged that they were returning from Dhar after getting some land papers from the collectorate on Saturday night when the policemen beat them up and deprived them of Rs 20,000 cash and a gold chain on the highway.
SP Dhar Rajesh Hingankar said one Ravi Pawar, a resident of Dheeraj Nagar, had lodged a complaint on Monday against police officers Dheeraj Singh Rathore, RS Baghel and four constables in this regard.
“A CSP-level officer will inquire the case and action will be taken if found guilty,” the SP said.
Pawar said that he was returning from Anataray village in Dhar on his motorcycle with his relatives Raja Sisodia, Naval Singh and Mahesh Gehlot when their vehicle got punctured on Kalsada Bridge. As they were dragging it towards Ghata Billod Chauki to get the puncture fixed, a 65-year-old man started following them.
At the puncture shop, the old man came with some police constables who asked for registration papers and took them to the check post. The old man allegedly charged them with robbing his grocery shop.
Pawar said it was here that two police officers Dheeraj Singh Rathore and RS Baghel and others began to beat them and threatened to book them for a murder if they didn’t part with Rs 50,000 and then snatched Rs 20,000 cash and a gold chain.
Ghata Billod police check post incharge RS Baghel said it was all made-up and that the four had brought something from an old man’s shop which is at highway without paying him the money.
Both of the parties were brought to the police station where the four paid the money to the old man and the matter was settled.