Six Cops Suspended For Assaulting Madhya Pradesh Farmer Couple

A Dalit couple consumed poison after they have been allegedly manhandled by the police (File)

Bhopal:

After shunting out the collector, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Guna district and Inspector Basic (IG) of Gwalior vary over the beating of a Dalit couple at Guna, the Madhya Pradesh authorities on Thursday suspended six police personnel allegedly concerned within the incident.

Outgoing Guna SP Tarun Nayak issued orders suspending six police personnel together with two girls cops, official sources mentioned.

Ashok Singh Kushwaha, Rajendra Sharma, Pavan Yadav, Narendra Rawat, Neetu Yadav and Rani Raghuwanshi have been suspended.

The incident at Guna city comes forward of bypolls to 25 Meeting seats in Madhya Pradesh.

Taking the matter severely, the BJP authorities on Wednesday evening transferred collector S Vishwnathan, SP Nayak and IG Rajababu Singh, a senior official mentioned.

Dwelling minister Narottam Mishra additionally knowledgeable {that a} high-level probe had been ordered by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan into the incident.

On Tuesday, a Dalit couple drank pesticide when officers tried to evict them from a chunk of presidency land in Guna metropolis, allotted for a school, which they have been cultivating. Their situation was now mentioned to be secure. Rajkumar Ahirwar (38) and his spouse Savitri (35) had reportedly leased the land from those that had encroached on it, officers mentioned.

Police have been compelled to make use of pressure towards them as they resisted the eviction and refused to go to hospital after ingesting pesticide, officers mentioned.

A video which went viral on social media confirmed the police beating the person with batons severely.

Opposition Congress slammed the usage of pressure and demanded motion towards these chargeable for the incident.

Madhya Pradesh BJP president Vishnu Dutt Sharma alleged that Gabbu Pardi who had allegedly encroached on the land was a Congress employee who was near a senior Congress chief.

“It’s a very unlucky incident. The federal government has taken it very severely and eliminated the Collector, SP and IG,” he mentioned.

State Congress working president and former minister Jitu Patwari termed Mr Sharma’s allegations as “baseless” and alleged that Mfr Pardi was a BJP employee.

State Congress spokesman, Bhupendra Gupta demanded a probe by a sitting decide within the matter and likewise suspension of senior officers.

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