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Assault at police station: FIR registered, 6 cops suspended

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

have registered a case in connection with the alleged beating of a man and his family inside a station when they refused to pay a fine to get their two-wheeler released after it was towed away from outside their home, a official said today.

The of station was taken off duty and sent to the district police lines, while six other police personnel who had allegedly beaten up the man were suspended.

The police yesterday lodged a case in the matter against the police personnel.

Six policemen allegedly beat up (43) and his two sons - residents of Saraswati Vihar in northwest

Aggarwal claimed that a scooter was parked outside his residence when the police officials took it away on May 6.

He told senior officers that their had informed the police that the vehicle was not parked illegally but the police personnel refused to listen to him.

Aggarwal's youngest son visited the police station to get the vehicle released but was asked to pay Rs 200, which he said he had refused. He claimed that the officers then increased the amount to Rs 1,000 and also thrashed him.

Aggarwal's elder son went to the police station to check on his brother but he was also beaten up. and his wife went to check on their sons and he was also beaten up while his wife was physically heckled, they alleged.

They informed the about the matter but he asked them to settle the issue saying that highlighting the matter would pose risk to the jobs of many people. He accompanied Aggarwal and his family to where they were administered first-aid, according to the FIR.

Aggarwal later met senior officers who inquired into the matter, police said.

Six officers -- an and five constables -- were suspended while the SHO was sent to the district police lines.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 17:35 IST