Three Delhi Police officers suspended for assaulting Muslim meat suppliers

Three Delhi Police personnel, have been suspended for assaulting two meat suppliers and robbing them earlier this month. The suspension comes after the cops and four others have been booked in connection with the incident, PTI reported on Friday.

On 7 March, a car in which the meat vendors were travelling had an accident with a scooter in Delhi’s Anand Vihar area. Nawab, who works as a meat supplier at a slaughterhouse in Ghazipur, was in his car with his cousin Shoaib when the accident took place.

“We got out and the rider said he wants Rs 4,000 for repairs. A PCR [Police Control Room] van then arrived and a policeman took Rs 2,500 and gave the rider the money,“ Nawab said to Indian Express.

However the cops then demanded Rs 15,000 from two Muslim men and threatened to take them to the police station. They were taken to an isolated area where they were confined and beaten up by the three police officials along with four others.

“They tried to cut our hands with a knife…They also urinated on our faces, threatened to kill us and said they would dump our bodies in a drain. They accused us of slaughtering cows and robbed us of Rs 25,000,“ the complainant said, reported The Indian Express.