Indore : The Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday directed for an FIR against two police station in-charges in connection with an incident of thrashing of an advocate by policemen.
“The court instructed to book Chhatripura police station in-charge Ramdeen Kanwa and Pandrinath police station in-charge Sanju Kamle for their roles in the incident,” advocate Manish Yadav said.
The court also directed to conduct a parade in a week’s time to identify the policemen who bashed up advocate Hemant Parmar.
Parmar was beaten up by the police on September 21 when he had gone to Pandrinath police station to lodge a protest against the highhandedness of police during the anti- encroachment drive on the banks of Khan River in CP Shekhar Nagar.
The incident was recorded via a mobile phone and circulated on WhatsApp. The video footage showing policemen beating Parmar has gone viral.
A petition was filed in the court by the Indore High Court Bar Association seeking action against the accused cops.
Their one-point request was heeded and the court on September 22 ordered the filing of an FIR against the policemen involved in the incident. But an FIR was lodged against three indentified policemen.
The association submitted an affidavit in the court stating that the police were trying to weaken the matter.
“Video clips of the incident clearly show the faces of the policemen beating Parmar, yet the police registered an FIR against unidentified cops. They did not parade the policemen before Parmar for identification,” Yadav said that they highlighted these issues in the affidavit and sought action against police station in-charges of Chhatripura and Pandrinath.
Accepting the plea, Justice S Waghmare and Justice Prakash Shrivastava directed for booking both the TIs and instructed the police to conduct a parade for identification of other police personnel involved in the incident.
A magisterial probe headed by ADM Dilip Kumar is also underway into the incident and it is likely to submit its report in a week.
On September 21, residents of CP Shekhar Nagar had gone on rampage when a 25-year-old youth was killed, while the walls of his house were being knocked down on the banks of Khan River.
The residents also pelted stones on the police and removal gang of the IMC forcing the men in khaki to resort to lathi-charge.
At least eight people, including policemen, were injured in the violence. FIRs under different sections against people involved in the clashes were registered but no case was filed against the cops till the court’s intervention was sought into the matter.
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