April 15, 2009 3:01:05 am
Rabari’s counsel says he was brutally beaten up after refusing to sign a police memo
The Ahmedabad Metropolitan Court,on Tuesday,ordered to lodge a criminal complaint against Sabarmati police for badly beating an accused in police custody. The counsel of the accused has said that Shankar Rabari was badly beaten up by Inspector M K Parmar and his staff after he refused to sign a police memo with wrong information.
Rabari plies four-wheelers on the Mehsana-Subhash Bridge route. His advocate Ishwar Desai said that on Monday Rabari was stopped by the police near Janpath Hotel in front of the Sabarmati police station while he was ferrying seven passengers in his vehicle.
The policemen gave him a memo which mentioned 13 passengers in the vehicle. Rabari refused to sign it,and the policemen took him to Inspector M K Parmar who again asked him to sign the memo. When he still refused to do so,Parmar and the other policemen beat him up badly.
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He added: But they did not stop here and lodged a complaint against Rabari for assaulting the policemen,and arrested him.
On Tuesday,Rabari was produced before the court of Metropolitan Magistrate G C Gamit where he showed his injuries sustained in the police beating and demanded medical treatment. Desai said: Following our affidavit in connection with the incident,the magistrate ordered for a criminal complaint to be lodged in the court having jurisdiction over the Sabarmati police station. The court also ordered the concerned authorities at the Civil Hospital to provide him with medical treatment and send a personal report regarding the injuries sustained by him.
On his part,Inspector M K Parmar denied the charges,saying that the accused had assaulted the police and hence force was used to control him. Parmar added that the court has not given any order to lodge a complaint against the police.
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