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Police brutality in India

In India, policemen work together with organized gangs to extort huge sums of money by falsely implicating people including models in cases of flesh trade. Recently, a male model was picked up by some eight policemen and later it was known that it was a well-planned operation. A young female model was also trapped and robbed of her cash and other belongings. There are several cases pertaining to policemen raping complainants in police stations and chowkies too. In North India, the situation is even worse. Policemen drag suspects on the road with a rope or hammer them black and blue in public. They rough up drivers too who do not obey their supreme orders. Recently, in North India, a traffic policeman threw bricks at a lady driver of a two-wheeler just because she asked the constable a receipt for the fine paid. She suffered a fracture on her skull but the policeman was not arrested just because he is a sarkari damad (government servant).

Everyday we hear of custodial deaths in police stations and chowkies and there is no inquiry against it, nor are the police arrested for causing these unnatural deaths. On April 17, 2015, two men on a motorcycle robbed a woman of her gold chain at Dombivili while she was walking on the road. When she went to the Vishnu Nagar Police Station to lodge a complaint, the cops, instead of registering her complaint, gave her a huge sermon. I can quote hundreds of examples where the police have refused to help people that could fill this entire newspaper. Maybe next time, I could.

On Friday, May 22, 2015, at around 6.45 p.m., a young boy around 20-21 years of age (I was a witness to this) was severely beaten and his clothes was torn in full public view by the traffic police constables of the Sion-Dharavi police chowki near Sion railway station. The youth had to pay the price for inquiring with the police constables the reason behind the nakabandi which was taking place that moment. A false case was also registered against him and he was put behind bars. When the public went to help the boy (including myself), we were all lathi-charged. In India, you can commit any number of crimes and get away with it. All you have to do is to remain in good terms with the police, judge or a politician. I could write a lot more on this topic. But let’s keep it short. More will be revealed to you in my next write-up.

Jubel D’Cruz

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