Delhi: 48-year-old beaten up for ‘criticising demonetisation’

A case was registered under IPC Sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint).

Written by Abhishek Angad | New Delhi | Published:December 19, 2016 12:41 am

A 48-year-old man was allegedly beaten up for criticising the Centre’s demonetisation scheme in southeast Delhi’s Jaitpur area, police said. The man, Lallan Singh Khushwaha, received head injuries on December 15, for making comments against demonetisation while he was on his way to buy a television, police said. The accused, identified as Ashiq, was later arrested.

Kushwaha, a painter, said his children wanted a television set and he went to buy one. “I was not standing in the ATM queue, but I saw people standing and I felt that only poor people are suffering. So I criticised the demonetisaton scheme. Suddenly, one person at a departmental store started abusing me verbally. When I asked him the reason, he started hitting me and asked how I could criticise the PM. Soon after, others joined him. I sustained injuries on my head and started bleeding,” said Kushwaha.

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He added that he was spared only when some people intervened. “I was taken to a hospital, where I received stitches on my head. I still feel that what I said was not wrong. They also took Rs 6,000 from me. I had to take a loan for my treatment. I am losing out on daily wages as I am unable to work. I don’t know how I will run my family,” said Khushwaha.

A case was registered under IPC Sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint).

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    Jarto likar
    Dec 19, 2016 at 5:45 pm
    Yes of course every individual people of the country have the right to speech. But their is many way to expressed own view. lt;br/gt;How did Mr. L S Khushwaha exactly expressed his view I don't know. But what ever his way to expressed may be the second person should always understand his feeling and help him to understand the reason of demolished of country currency.lt;br/gt;Betting would not be the right path of any problem.lt;br/gt;Demolished of old currency is not a problem at all.lt;br/gt;If possible more and more currency of lower value should be provide.lt;br/gt;That day to day requirements could be done easily.lt;br/gt;It's my points of view.
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      Nixon Augustin
      Dec 18, 2016 at 11:53 pm
      Though Modi delight to call Bihar/UP jungle Raj, Modi's rule is real jungle Raj. he brought it to national level.
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        Kapil
        Dec 20, 2016 at 4:20 am
        This is what PM said in his last speech he welcome suggestions of EC on political parties donations
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          anonymous
          Dec 19, 2016 at 10:15 pm
          anpad , gadhe
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            anonymous
            Dec 19, 2016 at 10:17 pm
            anpad , padai kar le thodi
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              ashutosh
              Dec 20, 2016 at 7:13 am
              Under modi rule , no one is allowed to express his views ,,, daily wage workers have two options whether they stand in atm que or earn instead...
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                JK
                Dec 19, 2016 at 1:08 am
                As was said in the Raja Sabha this is nothing but looting of the common man.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Where do you have a situation in which one cannot take out their own money!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Time to move your savings into Gold and Silver which NO government can demonetize because unlike paper which has no value Gold has intrinsic value.
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                  Proud Bhakt
                  Dec 19, 2016 at 4:41 am
                  All those who criticize demonetization , should be beaten mercilessly .
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                    IML sood
                    Dec 18, 2016 at 9:58 pm
                    Without chaddi naked Balu ( or may be a bear) commenting like a fake named .
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                      Jinendra
                      Dec 19, 2016 at 1:57 pm
                      Skin diseaselt;br/gt;Don't know how to curelt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Then decidedlt;br/gt;Let the w skin be removedlt;br/gt;New skin be placed.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Decision immediately acted uponlt;br/gt;New skin was yet to be developedlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Complications started developinglt;br/gt;Every daylt;br/gt;Each complicationlt;br/gt;New medicinelt;br/gt;New Injectionlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Now doc forgetlt;br/gt;For what lt;br/gt;The skin was removed.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Patient is fighting for his survivallt;br/gt;And new doses are given every daylt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Only God can saylt;br/gt;What is GOOD.
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                        Jameskdevassy
                        Dec 19, 2016 at 9:30 am
                        Should be re call the banned notes at india immediat effect for crores oflt;br/gt;Land less laboures daily workers inland fisher men blinds leppers fingure less leppers weavers domestic workers tailors daily agriculture workers scavangers farmers fishermens circus workers pappad workers tin smiths metal workers painterslt;br/gt;Lives,
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                          Jonathan Small
                          Dec 19, 2016 at 3:14 am
                          This is totally ridiculous. People should not be hurt for having an opinion. The cornerstone of a democratic system is the protection of free speech. This man was not spreading hate speech. He was talking about something that affected him and his life. The life of a middle cl man. He has every right to express his mind.
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                            meena subramaniam
                            Dec 19, 2016 at 9:54 am
                            Just bring the old five hundreds back..
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                              Mukesh Jain
                              Dec 19, 2016 at 8:57 am
                              कुछ लोग जो पहले के शाषन से ी तरह दुखी थे , वो मोदी की ाई सुनकर , आवेश में ऐसे step उठा लेते हैं । उन्हें नही पता कि क्या कानून है ।
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                                M Prabhu
                                Dec 18, 2016 at 10:31 pm
                                Dr Kancha Ilaiah, OBC Thinker/Writer names " The Indian Gang of Four " :lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Though demonetisation and the corporatisation of the Indian business model seems to have the approval of the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh headed by a Marathi Brahmin, Mohan Bhagwat, the real designers of it are the two Ambani brothers, Adani CEO, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. To be more precise Mukhesh Ambani, Gautham Adani, Narenda Modi and Amit Shah strategized this mammoth plan.
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                                  Mayur Panghaal
                                  Dec 19, 2016 at 6:15 am
                                  Dont worry,its only a matter of time until feku and kallu mama shah are stripped and chased on the streets.
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                                    Ajay Rawal
                                    Dec 19, 2016 at 7:00 am
                                    I am seeing NARENDRA MODI FANS become too hostile now a days. Anyhow they want to prove that there EMPEROR(pm jee) IS GREAT.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It create a situation that on camera and on discussion common people appreciate modi move, But when they go for vote they will choose other options.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Same
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                                      pankaj
                                      Dec 19, 2016 at 1:29 am
                                      Kshwaha sahib, If you indulged in a political slug fest, be brave to withstand consequences. Why you are bleating like a goat.
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                                        P Balu
                                        Dec 18, 2016 at 9:29 pm
                                        This is ChaddiRajya. Yadha Raja thadha praja. India is lost forever. All bad Hindus are with BJP.
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                                          Roshan
                                          Dec 19, 2016 at 5:09 am
                                          This is the BJP/RSS style democracy we live in now. lt;br/gt;Hope at least now all those who voted for the PM taken in by his tall promises and empty rhetoric realize their folly.
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                                            Ram
                                            Dec 19, 2016 at 5:28 am
                                            Dont you think Ashiq becoming RSS/BJP man is a welcome change!
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