Siblings allege police harrassment, probe ordered
The zonal deputy commissioner of police has ordered a probe into an incident of alleged harassment meted out to two siblings by the Shivaji Park police last Saturday night.mumbai Updated: Jul 22, 2012 01:38 IST
The zonal deputy commissioner of police has ordered a probe into an incident of alleged harassment meted out to two siblings by the Shivaji Park police last Saturday night.
The siblings, one of whom is a lawyer, has alleged that seven policemen from Shivaji Park police station had beaten them up and their two friends, while returning to their Chembur residence after celebrating a friend's birthday party.
According to the 26-year-old lawyer, she along with her mother, brother and two friends were returning from a Dadar hotel. They halted their vehicle near Matunga to drop off one of their friends when seven policemen approached them and asked for their liquor permits.
When the siblings, who had the permits, asked the policemen for their identity cards, they got irritated and thrashed them and their two friends. They also alleged that there were no women constables when the entire incident took place.
The family alleged that they were allowed to go only after getting a blood test done at Sion hospital and paying a fine of Rs1200 each. The 26-year-old has written to the Mumbai police commissioner about the alleged mistreatment of the police.
According to the police, they found one of the men urinating on the pavement. Soon after, the siblings were having a heated argument in the middle of the road. The police claimed that the group pushed one of the officers, while the 26-year-old grabbed another by the collar. The group was booked under Section 110 of the Bombay Police Act.
"Investigations are on regarding the incident. We will be taking the versions of both sides to find out who was at fault," said Dhananjay Kulkarni, DCP (zone 5).