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On day of inauguration,hospital’s bouncers beat me up: Gurgaon cop

A Traffic ASI was beaten and threatened with dire consequences by bouncers,after the BMW car they were travelling in was stopped at Sohna Road for plying on the wrong side.

Written by TUHIN DUTTA | Gurgaon | Published: April 13, 2012 2:05 am

A Traffic ASI was beaten and threatened with dire consequences by bouncers,after the BMW car they were travelling in was stopped at Sohna Road for plying on the wrong side. Police said they are questioning some bouncers and have registered a case against four persons.

The bouncers were hired by Park Hospital,against whose chairman,Ajit Gupta,a complaint has been filed. The super-specialty 250-bedded hospital was inaugurated by state Health Minister Rao Narendra Singh on Wednesday.

According to police,the incident occurred around 7.30 pm on Wednesday at Subhash Chowk,where ASI Shamsher Singh (50) was deployed. Singh signaled to the black BMW to stop,and three bouncers allegedly stepped out of the car.

“I was stationed at the chowk as there was VIP movement. When I stopped the car,three bouncers came and started threatening me…. They said the car belonged to the owner of Park Hospital,so I should not argue with them. When I did not allow them to violate traffic rules,they thrashed me,” Singh said.

“We have registered a case against the chairman and others,and have rounded up some bouncers. Strict action will be taken,” said DCP (East) Maheshwar Dayal.

Police said a case has been filed under charges of of assaulting a police personnel,disturbing peace and stopping a police personnel from doing his duty,at Sadar police station.

Meanwhile,Gupta told the DCP (East) that he was not in the car when the incident occurred. “The car is registered in my son’s name but neither he nor I were present in the car. I went to Delhi right after the inauguration,” he said.

Gupta told police the men were not bouncers but personal security officers (PSOs),who were involved in a verbal duel with the policeman but did not physically assault him. “I have already given the names of the PSOs involved and I am fully cooperating with police. The incident did not involve PSOs beating police and it is being blown out of proportion,” he said.

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