Three cops suspended after AAP video exposes brutality

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 24, 2014 12:30 hrs

The Delhi Police has suspended three cops after Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today released a video showing the three police personnel beating up a man as vindication of its campaign against a force it calls "highly compromised and corrupt".

Days after its protest against the Delhi Police, the AAP had posted the video online with a message that asked Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde whether action would be taken against these policemen.

"Appropriate action will be taken if needed. The case will be investigated. Investigation is not done on my level," said Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi.

The AAP said the footage was shot by a "vigilante" near Delhi's Red Fort on January 12. It shows three uniformed men beating a man with a stick, pulling out his wallet and taking money from it.

"Delhi police is known to be brutal. Every now and then we hear of stories about Delhi police's brutality. Here is another such video. Not only does the video clearly show Delhi police's inhuman behavior but also the urban legend of police extorting money is caught on camera," AAP said in its message.

Mr Kejriwal held a traffic-stopping 33-hour protest this week to demand action against Delhi Police officers who had refused to make arrests ordered by his ministers. The Chief Minister has blamed the force for rising crime in the capital and demanded that its control be transferred to the state government.

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