Practising to drive a car turned into a nightmare for two brothers on Sunday morning when two cops thrashed them after the latter asked for documents of the car but the brothers pleaded for time to bring the papers from their home.
Both cops, including head constable Jasbir Singh and constable Honey Raj, were immediately suspended by city police after the brothers met additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP-1) J Elanchezhian at Red Cross office.
Manish, 20, and Shashi Kumar, 25, residents of Guru Nanakpura West, sustained injuries on legs and waist and were discharged from the civil hospital after first aid.
Shashi is a security supervisor in a private security firm while Manish is a guard in the same firm.
Shashi told media that his younger brother Manish was teaching car driving to another sibling, Suman Kumar, 19, in their Tata Indica (CH-01-Y-9093) at the nearby Surya Enclave locality on Sunday morning. They were driving around the locality with Manish teaching Suman how to drive.
He said, suddenly, Manish and Suman were stopped by two cops, who arrived on a bike and asked them to produce documents of the vehicle. The documents were kept at home, he said.
Shashi said Manish asked for time from the cops to retrieve the documents from home, called him and asked him to reach the spot with documents.
Shashi alleged that when he reached the spot and showed the documents to the cops, they got furious and thrashed him and Manish with canes, without any fault on their part.
He added that they were allowed to go home with the car only after he approached senior officials.
The victims also managed to capture the cops in a video shot on their mobile phone which they showed to ADCP J Elanchezhian.
The ADCP said, “An inquiry has been ordered into the incident and the two cops have been suspended. Further action will be taken as per the inquiry,” he added.