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Mumbai: Three youths allege harassment by police at Gateway of India

Three Youths Who Were At The Gateway Of India For A Weekend Meet Have Alleged That They Were Harassed And Misbehaved With By A Police Patrolling Team, Prompting Authorities To Order A Probe.

PTI | Updated on: 30 Aug 2016, 06:43:08 PM


Three youths who were at the Gateway of India for a weekend meet have alleged that they were harassed and misbehaved with by a police patrolling team, prompting authorities to order a probe.

The incident took place at around 4.00 AM on Sunday when the three youth met at the Gateway of India in South Mumbai on a weekend to ‘catch up’.

The youths in their complaint lodged yesterday alleged that while they were chatting, a patrolling van approached them and an altercation broke out between them.

“A probe has been a ordered into the allegation made by the youths that policemen misbehaved them and used some ‘objectionable’ words while they were sitting near Gateway of India,” a senior police official said today.

The officer said during the preliminary enquiry, the cops in question have denied the charge.

“Still this whole incident is being inquired by senior officers,” he said, adding the three youths will also be called for enquiry either today or tomorrow.

A video of the incident was recorded and uploaded by the complainants on Facebook.

“One of the cops approached and asked us to leave (the place) in a very rude manner. When we asked that there should be a logical reason and that why should we leave. Then he said, it is an order, you are not allowed to stand here, so just leave,” the youths claimed.

“While returning to the car, I said that it’s a sad thing in the country that one cannot stand near his car. Then the policeman came up to me, abused me and said if you don’t like the country go and live in Pakistan,” alleged one of the youth


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First Published : 30 Aug 2016, 06:39:00 PM