Policemen thrashed a tempo driver after he allegedly attacked a cop with a sword snowballed into a major political row on yesterday, prompting the Union Home Ministry to seek response from the Delhi Police. On Sunday evening, a brawl between Sarabjeet Singh, the tempo driver, and policemen at northwest Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar went viral on social media. In one of the purported videos, the tempo driver was seen chasing the policemen with a sword. In another video, they were seen thrashing the driver and his son with batons.
CM of Delhi "Arvind Kejriwal" demanded that Home Minister "Amit Shah" and Lieutenant Governor "Anil Baijal" take strict action against the police personnel who allegedly assaulted the driver. The Congress and the BJP demanded a fair probe into the incident and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) sought dismissal of the officers. The case was also transferred to the Crime Branch which will be probed “independently”. Joint Commissioner of Police (Northern Range) Manish Kumar Agarwal is separately conducting a detailed inquiry into the matter. Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy told Patnaik to take immediate action.