Delhi: Former SHO, others charged with beating law student
NEW DELHI: Delhi Police’s crime branch has filed a chargesheet against a former SHO of Adarsh Nagar police station and a few other cops for allegedly thrashing and misbehaving with a law student. The incident took place on August 25. The crime branch analysed the CCTV footage and also corroborated the mobile locations of the accused and the victim. The cops were found guilty and charged under sections of assault and SC/ST Act, an official said.
The victim, a final-year law student, said he received a phone call from an unknown number around midnight. “My nephew was on the line, saying he had been taken into custody. He asked me to come to the police station. When I reached there, I was told that the number from which the call was made belonged to a policeman,” he said.
In his complaint, the victim said that after some time, his nephew came out chained with two other men, accompanied by five policemen. When he questioned the policemen about the crime committed by his nephew, they allegedly started abusing him.
The argument then turned violent and, according to the complainant, he was slapped by the cops.
“I was taken into a room on the second floor. The policemen forced me to take off my clothes and started hitting me with a pipe. They then tried to insert the pipe inside me,” the victim alleged, adding that he was taken to another room along with the three apprehended youths after that. The victim further alleged that the SHO beat them with shoes and threatened to book them under false cases.
The local police had filed an FIR under sections of IPC and SC/ST Act. The preliminary investigation was done by an ACP-rank officer of the district investigation unit. However, the case was later transferred to crime branch. The accused had claimed that the complainant’s nephew was taken into custody in an extortion case and was being questioned about it. The complainant, however, claimed that he and his nephew were at the police station during the period the alleged extortion offence took place.