Cops clash with tempo driver, 3 suspended
New Delhi: Delhi Police has suspended three police personnel after the altercation with a sharing tempo (gramin seva) vehicle driver and his son on Sunday. The investigating agency said that the policemen have been suspended for their "unprofessional behaviour." According to police, the police personnel (Assistant SIs Sanjay Malik and Devendra and constable Pushpendra) should have handled the situation in a professional way.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West) Vijayanta Arya said that an enquiry has been initiated into the incident and it will be done by Additional DCP and ACP. "Further legal action will be taken on the basis of the outcome of the enquiry," police said.
On Monday afternoon a delegation led by Manjinder S Sirsa (MLA Rajouri Garden) met Delhi Police Commissioner. The meeting was for more than one hour. With the MLA, Sarabjit Singh (tempo driver) was also present. Later he briefed media regarding the meeting. "CP Delhi has assured strictest action against the policemen involved in the incident," he told media reporters.
Later he tweeted, "We had an elaborate meeting with @CPDelhi in which the tempo driver S. Sarabjit Singh was also present. Commissioner Patnaik Ji gave us a patient hearing and agreed that Law is equal for all, be it a uniformed police official or a civilian. "The MLA further tweeted,@CPDelhi told us that a Joint Comm of Police Northern Range would be enquiring this case & add any other Sections also if needed. The case will be tried outside the district. This is a fight of Sarabjit Singh & DSGMC stands in solidarity with him. He is satisfied after this meeting."
Sarabjeet Singh also gave a complaint to the top cop in which he alleged that policemen abused and had beaten him and his son. They brought wooden sticks and threatened to kill him. His son had a fracture in his hand. Three policemen were also named in the complaint. Multiple videos of the incident started taking rounds on social media. In one of the video it was seen that the driver was seen chasing policemen with a sword in his hand, while in another video, the policemen were seen thrashing him with lathis in an attempt to overpower him. On the same day, videos of the mob attacking an ACP rank officer also went viral. In the video, it can be seen that people with sticks on their hands were chasing policemen and attacking their vehicle.
On the incident, the
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh tweeted, "Shameful incident of @DelhiPolice ruthlessly beating up Sarabjeet Singh & Balwant Singh over a petty issue. Request HM @AmitShah to ensure justice."