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CM demands action against police for beating Sikh driver

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Published : Jun 18, 2019, 7:08 am IST
Updated : Jun 18, 2019, 7:08 am IST

An enquiry in the incident will be conducted by the joint commissioner of police and will be entrusted outside the district.

Members of Sikh community protest near Mukherjee Nagar police station in New Delhi on Monday. (Photo: PTI)
 Members of Sikh community protest near Mukherjee Nagar police station in New Delhi on Monday. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Union minister of state for home affairs, G Kishan Reddy, met a BJP delegation regarding the Mukherjee Nagar incident and assured them of a fair and quick action in the matter.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal too demanded that Union home minister Amit Shah and lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal take strict action against the police personnel who allegedly assaulted a driver at Mukherjee Nagar in Delhi.

Mr Kejriwal, who met the family of the victim, said that Delhi police’s “brutality” in Mukherjee Nagar area on Sunday was highly condemnable and unjustified.

“Incidents of crime have increased in Delhi. The home minister and the L-G need to act strictly. It was an unfortunate incident. I hope that the guilty police personnel will be punished severely,” Mr Kejriwal said.

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh hit out at the Delhi police on Monday for the alleged assault on the man and sought Mr Shah’s intervention in the matter.

Following the incident, a Delhi police ACP was also beaten up by enraged protesters at Mukherjee Nagar after he allegedly went there to “control the gathering.”

Shalimar Bagh police station ACP, K.G. Tyagi has to face the wrath of the protesters who were protesting against the incident in which an auto driver Sarabjit Singh and his son were thrashed by the police in Mukherjee Nagar. The issue soon took a political turn with Manjinder Singh Sirsa, the BJP MLA from Rajouri Garden, claiming that the policemen insulted the man by attacking his turban.

On Monday, Mr Sirsa along with the victim, Sarbjeet Singh, met the Delhi police commissioner.

He said that a criminal case will be registered on Monday against all those police personnel who were involved in the merciless beating of the Sikh auto driver and his minor son.

An enquiry in the incident will be conducted by the joint commissioner of police and will be entrusted outside the district.

He said that no case has been registered against Sarbjeet Singh and his son under Section 307.

Delhi Police files cross FIR

A day after the gruesome act of violence, which took place in Northwest Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar area, a cross FIR has been registered. The case has been transferred to Delhi police crime branch.

Three police personnel, including two assistant sub inspectors, have been suspended for unprofessional conduct in regard to the incident.

The Union home ministry has sought a detailed report from the Delhi police about the incident.

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