“The alleged incident followed an accident caused by a Gramin Sewa tempo to a police vehicle. Thereafter, a police officer was also assaulted on the head by the tempo driver with a sword. Further, the tempo was driven dangerously and caused injuries to a policeman in the leg.”
This is the statement Delhi Police issued following the incident.
Sunday evening, in North Delhi, a tempo hit a police van outside Mukherjee Nagar police station, which injured a policeman's leg.
The tempo had a Sikh driver and a junior associate. Following the accident, both of them started arguing with PCR personnel. The quarrel escalated and the man drew a sword and attacked the policeman, who sustained deep head cut. A backup was quickly called.
The other policemen joined in and they thrashed both the men, kicking and dragging them on the road, desecrating their turbans.
This whole incent was caught on camera. The video soon became viral. And in no time a large crowd from the Sikh community gathered outside Mukherjee Nagar police station, protesting and demanding action against the policemen who beat their two community members.
So, yes, as you may have been broadcasted through Whatsapp political propaganda machine, the news of Delhi Police beating Sikh is true. But it's only one part of the story. The Sikh driver first attacked personnel with a sword.
Not surprisingly, 'Delhi Police beating Sikh' became a talked about topic on Social media and Google. And the policemen were turned a scapegoat for the politicians to appease the Sikh community and likely win the votes in the upcoming Assembly election.
AAP and BJP's leaders demanded actions against policemen who thrashed the tempo driver.
“Sitting outside Mukherjee Nagar Police Station for justice. Those @DelhiPolice officials should be rusticated right away! Join us in our Dharna.” -- BJP's MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa tweeted.
"A brutal action done by Delhi Police where they do not have constitutional right to behave like this with anyone. Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, I request to Delhi Government as well as another concerned authorities to take a very strict action against this case." -- AAP MLA Jagdeep Singh tweeted.
(If you have received the video of Delhi Police beating Sikh, do not forward it and incite tension. Understand the context first before taking any action.)