A 24-year-old doctor interning at LNJP Hospital has alleged physical assault by CISF personnel at Shahdara Metro station on Saturday morning. The Delhi Police filed an FIR on Sunday.
Recounting the incident, Lakshay Beriwal, said: “I reached the station at 8.43 am. By accident, I put my bag on the wrong table during security check… SI Jitender was very rude to me about it. I asked him his name and designation, and that he cannot talk to me rudely. He misbehaved again… he and another constable dragged me to the security room, where they beat me up with lathis and took away my phone.”
DCP (Metro) Pankaj Kumar Singh said, “A case has been registered against the accused. However, no arrests have been made as police are currently investigating the claims”.
Raghubir Lal, CISF DG (Metro), said, “A detailed inquiry has been ordered. If CISF men are found guilty, strict action will be taken. With reference to his allegations of assault, we don’t give lathis to duty personnel. A complaint against the doctor about his misconduct was sent to Delhi Police… the bruises he claimed to have received are yet to be verified.”
Beriwal, who completed his MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College in 2016, filed an MLC (medico legal certificate) report at 2 pm on Saturday. “I have bruises on my forehead, back, right arm and right hip. They kicked me in my groin too. They also forced me to write an apology letter even though I was not at fault,” he alleged.
A CISF official said, “The doctor alleged that a CISF man beat him up during security check.
A written complaint has been given to Delhi Metro Rail Police, Shastri Park police station from both sides. DMRP is probing the issue.” He added, “In the CCTV footage, it is observed that the person was not forcibly taken to the security room, he was walking freely. After 10 minutes, he was seen coming out after giving an apology letter to Inspector D K Meena. No sign of physical abuse or manhandling was seen.”
On Saturday night, Beriwal also took to social media to narrate the incident and uploaded photos of the injuries.