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Posted at: Jun 17, 2019, 10:34 AM; last updated: Jun 17, 2019, 6:07 PM (IST)

Delhi Police brutally beat up father and son on the street

Tribune Web Desk 
Chandigarh, June 17

A Sikh auto-rickshaw driver and his son were brutally beaten up by Delhi Police outside Mukherjee Nagar police station on Sunday. 

The auto driver was seen being beaten with a stick and was kicked in the face. 

The son pleaded with the police officer not to beat up his father, but the policeman refused to listen. 

Several people walking by caught the incident on camera and shared it on social media. The driver was seen threatening the policeman with a sword and injuring him when he tried to catch it. In retaliation, the cops thrash and beat the driver with a stick and kicked him, as per the video.

The video gained attention to such an extent that immediately Sikhs in massive numbers came to protest against the policemen’s’ behaviour. 

In the videos, the policemen dragged on the Sikh man ruthlessly.

The Delhi Police in a statement said: "The alleged incident followed an accident caused by a Gramin Sewa tempo to a police vehicle. Thereafter, a police officer was also assaulted on the head by the tempo driver with a sword. Further, the tempo was driven dangerously and caused injuries to a policeman in the leg”.

Tejinderpal Singh NC tweeted: “Shame on you @DelhiPolice @CPDelhi you people are a real disgrace. See how your brave men are beating an elderly Man and his Son shame shame Delhi police. @mssirsa @sikhyouth13 @sikh_coalition @Khalsachannel @AkalTakhtSahib @Akali_Dal_ @SansarS69912152 @dashmeshpita”.

Manjinder S Sirsa wrote: “Everyone can see- the old man did not harm any police officer. In fact, his son, a 16-year old was not at all aggressive yet they both were beaten mercilessly. We stand on our demand - each & every police official involved to be rusticated. @AmitShah Ji @CPDelhi @DelhiPolice.”

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday condemned the incident and has sought Union Home Minister Amit Shah's intervention in the matter.

Amarinder tweeted about the ‘shameful’ incident. He wrote: “Shameful incident of @DelhiPolice ruthlessly beating up Sarabjeet Singh & Balwant Singh over a petty issue. Request HM @AmitShah to ensure justice”.

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