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Video: Delhi policemen beat tempo driver black and blue, suspended

The Tempo Driver Had Allegedly Chased His Attacker Swinging A Sword At Him Following A Collision Between Their Vehicles, Videos Of Which Have Gone Viral.

PTI | Updated on: 17 Jun 2019, 12:55:52 PM
Screen grab of the video.

New Delhi:

Three policemen have been suspended for unprofessional conduct during a violent clash with a tempo driver, who chased their colleague with a sword after his vehicle collided with a police van in northwest Delhi, a senior official said Monday.

The official said further legal action will be taken after an inquiry is conducted by the deputy commissioner of police (northwest) and the additional DCP and ACP of Mukherjee Nagar.

Additional PRO (Delhi Police) Anil Mittal said the policemen suspended handled the incident on Sunday evening in an unprofessional manner.

A police officer was injured after he was allegedly attacked by a ‘Gramin Seva’ tempo driver in Mukherjee Nagar. The tempo driver had also chased him swinging a sword at him following a collision between their vehicles, videos of which have gone viral.

In one of the purported videos, the man was seen chasing policemen with a sword in his hand, while in another video the policemen were seen thrashing him with batons.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday demanded an impartial investigation into the incident and strict against against the guilty. "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," Kejriwal said.

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First Published : 17 Jun 2019, 12:55:52 PM