In a strong message to his subordinates that incidents of high-handedness by the police force will not be taken lightly, SSP Ghaziabad Vaibhav Krishna today suspended SHO Kavi Nagar Pradeep Kumar Tripathi, SI & Chowki Incharge, of Sec 23 Kavi Nagar, Balram Singh Sengar and SSI Hindveer Singh after complaints against them of beating up accused in police custody were found to be true.
The incident happened at Kavi Nagar Police Station on Oct 10 when 2 accused namely Dhan Singh and his wife Manju Singh Chauhan from Muzzfarnagar were taken into custody in a case under sections 307/353/332/504/506/323. The SI, Balram Singh Sengar also made a false accusation against the accused of a scuffle at the police station. The woman was sent to the Woman Police Station (Mahila Thana) while the husband was kept at the Kavi Nagar PS lock-up.
The couple who got bail today alleged that Balram Singh Sengar was abusive towards them and also beat up Dhan Singh in police custody yesterday night. A probe was launched and prima facie allegations against the police personnel were found to be true after which the SSP suspended the trio.