DJ complains of police harassment

Published: 04th October 2012 10:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th October 2012 10:57 AM   |  A+A-

Following a complaint by DJ Sasha Sambi alleging assault and harassment by traffic police, the Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) has ordered an inquiry into the case.

Sasha, in his complaint, alleged that the Old Airport traffic police had “brutally assaulted” him when he was heading home with his wife in a car on September 30th night after stopping them to check drunk driving.

He complained that he was “slapped, kicked and beaten with lathis” by 7-8 police men when he questioned why a policeman spoke rudely to his wife while testing for alcohol content. He claimed they had not consumed alcohol at that time.

Sasha said later he was let off with the car after his friends came to the  station and spoke to the sub-inspector about the “assault.”

Motorcyclist Killed

A sales manager was killed on the spot and his friend sustained injuries after their two-wheeler rammed into a lorry in Kuvempu Circle in Yeshwantpur traffic police station limits.

The deceased, Preethish, 28, was a resident of Bhadrappa Layout, and his friend Sriram is the injured.

Police said Preethish was riding the motorcycle while Sriram was riding pillion.

Preethish, who was allegedly speeding the bike, lost control and rammed it into a lorry in the front.

In the impact, he died on the spot, the police said.


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