A group of policemen is seen thrashing a driver of a three-wheeler who had pulled out a sword in a dramatic video shot by an eyewitness on a busy street in north-west Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar. The incident happened after the police’s vehicle and the three-wheeler met with an accident.
In the video, shot on a mobile phone, the cops are seen confronting the man after his vehicle allegedly ran over the foot of one of their colleagues. He then takes out a sword and runs after them.
The police claim that two of their men were injured in the attack. The Gramin Seva driver, however, alleged that he was attacked by the cops first.
The policemen identified as assistant sub-inspectors Sanjay Malik and Devendra, and constable Pushpendra have been suspended, the police said. Delhi Police spokesperson Anil Mittal said the policemen handled the incident in an “unprofessional manner”, news agency PTI reported.
Delhi Police comes under the Union Home Ministry.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal condemned the police action that he termed as “unjustified”. “Delhi Police brutality in Mukherjee Nagar is highly condemnanble and unjustified. I demand an impartial probe into the whole incident & strict action against the guilty. Protectors of citizens can’t be allowed to turn into uncontrolled violent mobsters,” Mr Kejriwal tweeted.