Haryana: Three police officials terminated and 2 suspended for allegedly beating up woman
Haryana Police has suspended 2 head constables and terminated services of 3 Special Police Officers on Tuesday after a video of a woman being allegedly thrashed by Faridabad police officers
Haryana Police has suspended two head constables and terminated the services of three Special Police Officers on Tuesday after a video went viral of a woman being allegedly beaten up by Faridabad police officers. The First Information Report (FIR) has also been lodged in Faridabad and two of the accused have been arrested.
The spokesperson of the Haryana police said that the incident took place in October 2018. It was not reported to the police by the victim. The video surfaced on social media two days back which drew attention of the Haryana Women’s Commission. The matter was then brought to the notice of Haryana Police on Monday May 27 by the Women’s Commission. The police verified the details of the incident, he said.
The spokesperson also said that Haryana Police is committed to respect as well as safety and security of women and would not hesitate to take the strictest possible action even against its own personnel in case they act in unlawful manner. Efforts are being made to arrest others involved in the incident.
Sanjay Kumar, Commissioner of Faridabad Police has ordered suspension of Head Constables Baldev and Rohit and dismissal of three SPOs - Krishan, Harpal and Dinesh. A case under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code has been registered against them in Adarsh Nagar Police Station, Faridabad.
Navdeep Virk, the Additional Director General of Haryana Police (Law and Order) tweeted about the incident.
He also said that efforts were being made to find the woman. Her statement would be recorded for further investigation.
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