Delhi businessman beaten up by cops for ‘arguing’
Jindal was returning home after work around 1.30 am on Friday. As he was passing through Rohini Sector 14, his car hit a police bike, resulting in a heated exchange between the two parties.delhi Updated: Jul 11, 2017 17:30 IST
In a case of alleged police brutality, a businessman in Outer Delhi’s Prashant Vihar was beaten up by policemen at the local police station on Thursday after his car rammed a motorcycle on patrol.
Supporting his allegations, Amit Jindal showed his back and legs that had turned blue and black, suggesting batons were used on him.
Jindal was returning home after work around 1.30 am on Friday. As he was passing through Rohini Sector 14, his car hit a police bike, resulting in a heated exchange between the two parties.
Rishi Pal, DCP (Rohini), said the two policemen dialled the police control room and called for support. Jindal said two more policemen arrived at the scene, beat him up a little before taking him for a medical examination.
“Jindal was heavily drunk and that led to the accident. So the policemen took him for medical examination,” the DCP claimed, adding the examination confirmed he was drunk.
The DCP claimed the medical test at that time suggested only an abrasion on his hands, which he allegedly received when he was coming out of his car.
But after the examination, Jindal was allegedly taken to Prashant Vihar police station where a group of policemen allegedly took turns to rain batons at him for arguing with the police at the accident spot.
“The policemen switched off my mobile phone and demanded Rs 1 lakh to let me off. In the morning, my family visited the police station and gave Rs 60,000 before I was released,” Jindal alleged.
“I have been limping ever since,” alleged Jindal.
The DCP had ordered the area ACP to probe the allegations after learning of the development.
First Published: May 20, 2017 23:51 IST