A Bathinda resident has accused district police with beating him up without reason. The police have denied the allegation, saying the man was caught with 14 bottles of liquor.
Rood Singh of Guru Nanakpura area in Bathinda claimed that he was beaten up by the police and some liquor contractors. "I was taking the four bottles of wine to friends on Wednesday when two policemen stopped me and questioned me uselessly," claimed Rood Singh. "Later, liquor sellers and the policemen beat me up at Dana Mandi ground."
Doctors at the Bathinda Civil Hospital confirmed that the man has signs of assault. "He has blue marks over his body, made by either wooden clubs or a whip," said Dr Gurmel Singh.
The police, however, said they had caught the man near the cremation ground of Lakkad Mandi with some liquor.
"The allegation is baseless," said station house officer concerned Jaspal Singh. "The suspect himself has put the blame in court on some wine-shop owners. A case under the Excise Act is made out against Rood Singh and he has been remanded in judicial custody."