Kejriwal threatens to move SC against police
Alleging atrocities by Delhi police, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday announced it would move the Supreme Court to seek justice for its volunteers and demanded action against guilty policemen.delhi Updated: Jun 25, 2013 11:07 IST
Alleging atrocities by Delhi police, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday announced it would move the Supreme Court to seek justice for its volunteers and demanded action against guilty policemen.
The AAP alleged that its volunteers had gone to the Gokulpuri police station in northeast Delhi on June 19, demanding registration of an FIR in a gang rape case.
About dozen-odd volunteers, paraded before the media on Monday, claimed they were beaten by the policemen and taken across Delhi to intimidate them.
“Police asked us why were we interested in that case, we were not victims ourselves. I was beaten black and blue by the police personnel. Almost unconscious, when I asked for water, a policeman threatened to urinate on me and unzipped his pants,” alleged Akhilesh Kumar, who came with his hand in a sling.
Another AAP volunteer Sarita, who too claimed to be beaten by a male police personnel, claimed: “The SHO was not ready to listen to us and refused to file an FIR. Only if you are a rape victim, come and ask for a complaint/FIR to be lodged.”
The volunteers claimed the police personnel themselves broke windowpanes, damaged auto-rickshaws in the police station premises and then blamed the AAP volunteers.
“Delhi police personnel are goons in the garb of uniform,” alleged Kejriwal and said the party would approach the Supreme Court on July 1 — the day court reopens after vacation.
“All principles laid down by the Supreme Court in such cases have been violated by Delhi Police. We will approach the court with an appeal to punish the guilty, terminate them from their jobs and jail them.”