In an unusual incident, the Basti Jodhewal police officials had to face the ire of a family, who according to the police thrashed them, while they had gone to conduct some investigations after a complaint was registered against them.
A case was registered against Naresh Kumari of New Subhash Nagar, her husband and son under Section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) Section 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) and Section 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code following the complaint filed by head constable Radhey Sham. All three were later arrested.
The Basti Jodhewal police had received a complaint from Seema Rani, a resident of Karamsar Colony, who said that she had deposited some money with Naresh Kumari as monthly committee, but Naresh refused to return the same, when she visited her home on Friday.
Radhe Sham, head constable at Basti Jodhewal police station, said that the police party was attacked, when they visited the house of Naresh Kumari. Radhe Sham had gone to the house of the accused with a female and a male constable but the family attacked them.
Later two assistant sub-inspectors and other officials from Basti Jodhewal had to intervene. ASI Gurmeet Singh at police station Basti Jodhewal said that action would be taken against the accused as per the law.
On the other hand, Naresh Kumari alleged that Seema and the police entered her house and misbehaved with her, after which they were forced to take action against them. She said that she would take the matter to the police commissioner.