NEW DELHI: A day after it came under sharp criticism for using force against activists protesting outside the RSS headquarters over the suicide of a Dalit student in Hyderabad, Delhi Police on Tuesday released a video showing how its personnel were “provoked” by the agitators who used muscle power and abusive languages against them.
The video released by police showed how protesters used force to cross the barricade at Jhandewalan.
The video released by the AAP had showed policemen grabbing the hair of a female agitator. But police said it was a male protester. The police video also showed that women constables were present on the spot.
Earlier in the day, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung summoned Joint Commissioner of Police S K Gautam. The officer said he had given a detailed report on the incident to the Lieutenant Governor and informed him that an enquiry against erring policemen had already been initiated.
“Right to protest coexists with what Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr said- The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins,” Police Commissioner B S Bassi tweeted.