Restaurant delivers food late; Delhi cop handcuffs manager, thrashes him
New Delhi : Delhi Police on Wednesday registered a FIR against an ASI for allegedly handcuffing and assaulting a restaurant manager over a delay in food delivery by the eatery at the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station premises.
The ASI has been booked for wrongful restraint, assault, criminal intimidation and snatching cash from the manager.
The FIR was registered at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway police station under the different sections of Indian Penal Code.
The ASI was suspended and sent to district lines soon after senior police officers took note of a video— which the manager shot on a mobile phone, narrating the entire torture and showing his injuries—was circulated on social media. They examined footage of CCTV cameras installed at the police station and found that the assault was captured on one of them, the police said.
“To ensure a fair and proper probe, an inspector of a different police station has been appointed as the investigating officer. By registering this case, we want to convey to other police personnel that similar departmental and legal action would be initiated if anybody is found involved in similar unlawful acts,” the DCP said.
While the food order got delayed and the manager failed to answer the calls of an ASI, a junior police staff was sent to the restaurant to bring the manager to the police station.
“When I reached, the ASI began assaulting me. He handcuffed me in a room and started slapping, punching me. The ASI kicked me in my private parts. I was also assaulted with a stick,” the manager said in the video.
The manager alleged the ASI snatched R5,500 from his pocket and threatened to thrash him again if he ignored his calls in the future. The manager was held in the police station for almost an hour before being allowed to leave.