Two policemen get clean chit in Bhagalpur ‘mob justice’ incident

November 14th, 2007 - 3:05 am ICT by admin  
Clearing all charges, the panel, headed by legislative council member Vasudev Singh, said, “The policemen - Assistant Sub-Inspector LB Singh and Constable Ramchandra Rai - were merely trying to save Salim from a murderous mob.”

The duo was suspended after the incident.

The National Human Rights Commission and the National Commission for Minorities had issued notices to the State Government and had sought a report.

In August, the youth identified as Aurangzeb alias Salim was caught trying to snatch a woman’s chain in the Nath Nagar area of Bhagalpur.

A mob soon gathered and beat up the man. His hands were tied behind his back as the crowd kicked and punched him in the face.

Salim was tied to a policeman’s motorcycle and dragged around town.

It was then that a local journalist caught the brutality on camera. The footage was soon on all national news channels. (ANI)

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