The State Human Rights Commission on Thursday demanded a report within four weeks from the Mumbai police as officials are investigating the thrashing of a couple at Kandivli police station.
Justice SR Bannurmath, the chairperson of the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission, has sent a notice to deputy commissioner of police, zone XI, regarding the incident.
Hotelier Rakesh Shetty claimed to have shot the video on May 11 when he was at the police station to register a complaint. Shetty had claimed that the policeman beat up the couple to intimidate him.
In the video, a policeman is seen charging at the couple with a wooden stick. He then goes on to hit them repeatedly while shouting at them as they plead. After the video surfaced on the social media and was shared extensively, Mumbai police ordered an inquiry into the incident.
DCP Vikram Deshmane (zone XI) told HT, “The divisional assistant commissioner of police has been asked to investigate the matter thoroughly.”
When asked about the inquiry, Deshmane refused to disclose the developments. Officials said action will be initiated based on the findings of the ACP’s report.
The statement of the couple, whose identity has not been disclosed, is likely to be recorded, according to police sources.
The MSHRC, while issuing the notice, has also attached the news clippings of the incident reported in the media.