The port zone police authorities have asked the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officers to submit duty schedules and hospital reports of the injured personnel to verify their claims.
Five CISF personnel, including an assistant commandant, were granted anticipatory bail on Thursday in a case against them for allegedly assaulting four policemen and kidnapping them with intent to murder.
Advocate Raja Thakare argued in court that, on the day in question, there was a free-for-all in which CISF personnel were also injured. They were given treatment at 2.30pm.
Qaiser Khaled, deputy commissioner of police (port zone), said there were many contradictions in the statements of the CISF men. “If the fight broke out at 9.45 am, why were the injured personnel given treatment at 2.30pm,” said Khaled.
Khaled has asked the CISF department for the duty schedule and number of personnel posted at the spot so that their statements could be verified. “I have asked the CISF to submit the report so that we can plan our next move,” Khaled added.
The Sewri sessions court, while granting bail, directed the five men to appear before the Sewri police twice a week and not tamper with evidence.