Probe into assault case

Published: 10th September 2012 09:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th September 2012 09:48 AM   |  A+A-

An allegation made by a Facebook user on Friday against the traffic police snowballed into a controversy with the post going viral on the site. The user had alleged that she and her friend were assaulted by the police at a checkpost on Wednesday night.

 The police on Sunday issued a statement on Facebook that an inquiry was being held into the matter. According to a post by Joanna Banerjee, she and her friend were stopped for checking on Wednesday night while travelling in a vehicle and her friend was tested positive for alcohol.

 The police, after refusing to accept their West Bengal DL, assaulted her friend.

 She has named Hitendra M S (Sub- Inspector), R T Raju, (Head Constable) and Govindappa of Shivajinagar police station as the assailants.

 Nothing has been proved against the police officials and an inquiry by the DCP (East) is still on, the police said.  The police involved in the case said that there was no assault and added that both of them were made to sign an apology note.

 Express learnt that no video was taken of the incident and the police confirmed it too. “The vehicle was released two days later based on the recommendation of an advocate,” said Mohammed Hussein, Inspector of Shivajinagar traffic police station.



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