Nagpur: After being pressurized from all quarters, the Commissioner of Police, Nagpur city S P Yadav has ordered an impartial enquiry to be conducted by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-1) Shailesh Balkawde.
According to police sources, the Commissioner of Police, Nagpur city S P Yadav has ordered an impartial enquiry into the police brutality raised by Nagpur Today and other media.
The complainant / victim the owner of Restaurant and Lounge Papa Pencho, Ankit Singh had met the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-I) Shailesh Balkawde and has recorded his statement. Sources added that the DCP in turn is investigating and verifying the facts and the CCTV footage to ascertain the veracity of the allegations made by the complainant.
When Nagpur Today contacted some sources in the police, they claimed that the police officials have taken a serious cognizance of the allegations made against Second Police Inspector Patil from Sonegaon Police Station. The sources added that the senior police officials are investigating into the case in all earnest.
It could be mentioned that Nagpur Today had highlighted the police brutality meted out to the owner of Restaurant and Lounge Papa Pencho, Ankit Singh.
The police brutality which was caught in CCTV displayed nothing but sheer misuse of the uniform and authority. On June 14, 2015 at around 11:40 am, Second Police Inspector of Sonegaon Police Station, PI Patil had barged into Restaurant and Lounge Papa Pencho situated on Wardha Road. The footage showed how the cop just barged into the restaurant, seized a hookah from a table, handed the hookah into the hands of the owner of Restaurant and Lounge Papa Pencho, Ankit Singh. The Second PI Patil then went on to slap him continuously without being provoked or resisting police action. The Police Inspector went on hitting him, kicking him and then was taken to the police vehicle. The action did not stop there. The footage showed Police Inspector Patil practically dragging the owner Ankit Singh down and dropping him on the road (highway) and stamping him on his chest 3-4 times. No one knows what provoked him to bash up the victim with such brutality.