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Rajasthan govt to probe video showing Sikh men being thrashed in Ajmer

The incident took place nearly a month-and-a-half ago, police said; minorities panel seeks report within 10 days

india Updated: May 26, 2017 09:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent, Jaipur
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The Rajasthan State Commission for Minorities has sought a factual report on a video that has gone viral on Thursday showing four Sikh men purportedly beaten up by local residents of Chainpura in Ajmer district.

The 51-second video shows four members of the Sikh community being abused and thrashed by a mob as people witnessing the incident filmed the entire episode.

The incident took place nearly a month-and-a-half ago, police said. “The matter has come into my notice. The incident location was unidentified. In fact, I got a vehicle number traced and found that the incident happened somewhere in Ajmer. I have asked the Ajmer police administration to check the matter. A factual report has been sought within 10 days,” chairman of the state minorities commission Jasbir Singh said, adding that after receiving the report, appropriate action will be taken.

Confirming the incident, additional director general of police (law and order) N Ravindra Kumar Reddy said the incident took place nearly a month-and-a-half ago in Chainpura village falling under Nasirabad Sadar police station of Ajmer district.

He said that three to four “sewadars” of a gurdwara from Alwar district had visited the village to collect donation.

Local residents had then beaten them up alleging that they molested their women.

However, according to police, the Sikh men were not found involved in molestation and were asked to file a cross FIR against those who thrashed them but they did not lodge any complaint.

First Published: May 26, 2017 08:57 IST