Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh:
Three policemen had been suspended as we speak in reference to an incident of firing at a BJP chief in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district earlier this week.
Head Constable of the Particular Operations Group Vikas Kumar, constables Ankush Kumar and Vikas had been suspended for negligence of obligation, Shamli Superintendent of Police (SP) Sukirti Madhav stated.
Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) chief Ashwini Panwar had alleged that round 8 pm on Tuesday, some individuals, probably policemen, surrounded his automobile close to a filling station within the Kandhla space and started firing at him. Whereas he narrowly escaped, one in all his members of the family, Manish, acquired bullet accidents on his hand.
Ashwani Pawar, a BJP chief and a local of Ailum kasbah of Shamli district, was driving with some individuals when his automobile was fired upon by an SOG staff on the Delhi-Saharanpur Street. CCTV footage reveals the automobile slowing down and halting in the midst of the street, adopted by police personnel in civilian garments approaching the car and surrounding it. Moments later, the automobile is seen rushing away.
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SOGs are district-level groups of the UP police shaped to deal with high-profile crimes.
The BJP chief had additionally accused the police of torturing him in custody.
Mr Pawar has alleged that the cops later arrived at his residence and, underneath the orders of the SOG’s commanding officer Jitendra Singh, took him away to the police station the place he was tortured via the night time. In addition they threatened to slap with faux circumstances.
“By morning, my supporters arrived in large numbers and that is how I escaped,” Mr Pawar had stated. “They (police) took cash from my rivals and conspired to kill me.”
(With inputs from PTI)