A civic police volunteer was beaten up in Salt Lake AC block late on Monday night while on patrol by a local resident who allegedly mistook him for a thief.
The accused, Tapas Mukherjee, was arrested by Bidhannagar Police. According to sources, the concerned civic police volunteer, Salim Seikh, was near an ATM located in the building where Mukherjee stayed. Noticing Sheikh in plainclothes, he mistook him for a thief and allegedly began to beat him severely enough to cause bleeding. The volunteer tried to explain by showing Mukherjee his identity card, but was ignored.
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Later, other police personnel passing by the area noticed the incident and intervened, bringing the situation under control. The civic police volunteer was then admitted to a hospital for treatment.
“We are investigating to find out what exactly happened, and if the civic police volunteer was beaten intentionally,” said an official.
Alarmed over the recent spate of crimes in the Salt Lake area, the Bidhannagar police had decided to beef up the security network. As the first step, the community policing service which was introduced some time ago was revamped, leading to extensive night-patrolling in the area.