Meat vendors, according to FIR, were confined to an isolated spot and thrashed by the accused who also urinated on their faces and threatened to kill them. Three policemen, one of them an assistant sub-inspector, have been suspended, according to official.
NEW DELHI — Seven men, including three police personnel, were booked for thrashing and robbing two meat vendors in Delhi’s Anand Vihar area, an official said on Friday.
The incident occurred on March 7 when the two meat vendors were travelling in their car and hit a scooter. However, the FIR was registered three days later, on March 10, even though the victims (meat vendors) had approached the police immediately.
According to FIR, on March 7, Nawab was headed home in his car with his cousin Shoaib when he hit a scooter near Anand Vihar.
“They were carrying meat in the car. The scooter driver demanded Rs 4,000 in damages from them. Just then a PCR van arrived there and one of the policemen took Rs 2,500 from the meat suppliers and gave it to the scooter driver. The policeman then demanded Rs 15,000 from the meat suppliers and threatened to take them to the police station if they did not pay up,” the FIR read.
Nawab, who supplies meat to the Ghazipur slaughterhouse and is a resident of Mustafabad, alleged the policemen in the PCR van called four other people and took them to an isolated spot.
“The duo was confined and thrashed by the accused, who also tried to cut their hands with a knife. The accused also urinated on their faces and threatened to kill them. The policemen also accused them of slaughtering cows and threatened to dump their bodies in a drain after killing them,” the FIR stated.
As per the medical report, the victims sustained injuries on their limbs and back.
A senior police official said that an investigation in the matter is underway and all facts are being verified.
The victims alleged that narcotics were injected into their body and they were made to sign a few blank papers by the policemen, the FIR stated. The policemen allegedly extorted Rs 25,500 from the victims.
The victims sustained injuries to their limbs and back and were taken to the GTB Hospital. A case was filed on March 10 against the accused on charges of extortion and voluntarily causing hurt, they said.
The police department has suspended three policemen until the inquiry completes.
The official said that the three policemen, one of them an assistant sub-inspector, have been suspended. — IANS (Inputs added)