Authorities have launched a probe into the incident that took place at a police station in suburban Bandra, Mumbai. Cops allegedly thrashed two Muslim youths after they had a fight with the police. After brutally beating them up, the cops asked them to go to Pakistan for being ‘agents’ of that country. The incident happened in the early morning hours of Saturday.
“A DCP began inquiring into the incident last evening and an appropriate action will follow,” city police commissioner Ahmed Javed said on Sunday.
The youths, Asif Sheikh and Danish Sheikh (19), alleged that they were assaulted by police inspector Kedar Pawar and others, who were on night duty, at Bandra police station.
“Pawar also asked them to leave the country while dubbing them as Pakistani agents,” a relative of Asif claimed.
The officer alleged that during Asif’s interrogation, he punched Pawar thrice without any provocation. Later, Asif was taken to Bhabha hospital for medical examination to ascertain whether he needs to be admitted but doctors said that his injuries were minor.
On being asked how the two youths suffered injuries, the officer said that the inquiry will reveal all details.
Asif’s uncle Omar, however, filed a complaint against the cops. The families have claimed that the duo were grilled over over three hours and beaten up badly. They have asked for strict action against the cops involved in the incident.