7 men, including Delhi cops, thrash meat vendors, urinate on them

Friday, 17 March 2023 (11:27 IST)
New Delhi: Two meat vendors were allegedly beaten up and robbed of Rs. 25,000 by seven men, including three Delhi Police personnel, in east Delhi's Shahdara.

The accused also allegedly urinated on the victims' faces and threatened to kill them.

The alleged incident took place in Anand Vihar on March 7 and an FIR was registered four days later.

All the seven men involved in the incident were booked and the three policemen, one of them an assistant sub-inspector, were suspended, the police said.

According to the FIR, Nawab, who supplies meat to the Ghazipur slaughterhouse and a resident of Mustafabad, 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 FIR stated, 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 FIR further said, 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 victims alleged the policemen in the PCR van called four other people and took them to an isolated spot.

FIR added, the policemen in the PCR van called four other people and took them to an isolated spot. They were 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 and dump their bodies in a drain.

Victims alleged in FIR, they accused us of slaughtering cows and robbed us of Rs 25,000. They were "injected" with some narcotic and made to sign a few "blank papers" by the policemen

The victims sustained injuries on their limbs and back, and were taken to the GTB Hospital, the police said.

A case was filed on March 10 against the accused on charges of extortion and voluntarily causing hurt.

A senior police officer said they are verifying the allegations of the complainant.

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