Protests erupted in Bhaderwah town of Jammu and Kashmir after policemen beat up a Union President with gun butts before bundling him into a van.
Witnesses said that Mohsin Ganai collapsed on the busy Takia Chowk in Bhadarwah town after policemen kicked and thrashed him before being bundled into the car of SDPO Bhadarwah Brijesh Sharma
The incident triggered massive protests and spontaneous shutdown in the town with protesters blocking the road near Jamia Masjid Chowk amid anti-police slogans.
The protesters surrounded the police vehicles while demanding that senior officers take immediate action against the erring police officer.
Later, MLA Bhaderwah Dalip Singh Parihar reached at the spot and pacified the protestors.
He said that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident.
“I have asked the Senior Superintendent of Police Doda to conduct a detailed probe and submit a report, based on which action will be taken,” he said.
Ganai, who has been admitted at Sub District Hospital Bhadarwah, is being treated for multiple injuries including injured ribs.
“I was in total shock when without any provocative cops suddenly pounced on me and started beating me with rifle butts and dragged me into the gypsy,” said Ganai.
SDPO Bhadarwah Brijesh Sharma said that Ganai tried to push him after misbehaving with traffic police cop.
“Mohsin Ganai was misbehaving with the traffic cop who was trying to manage traffic at busy Takiya Chowk, when I tried to intervene and asked him about his behavior, he even tried to push me,” alleged the police officer.
“Cops on the duty tried to take him to the police station by asking him to sit in the police Gypsy, on which he created a scene.”