Saifai: 3 cops suspended for torturing pickpocket inside police station

Saifai: Three policemen including an SI (sub-inspector) have been suspended after a video clip showing them thrashing an alleged pickpocket inside a police station in Saifai went viral on social and electronic media on Thursday.

The incident was reported at Saifai police station of Etawah district on November 27.

Taking a serious note of the matter, SSP Manjil Saini also ordered a probe by Circle Officer Saifai AK Dixit.

The policemen, including a sub-inspector Awdhesh, two constables Gulab Singh and Arvind Singh posted at Saifai police station were on Thursday suspended after their video allegedly showing third degree method being used on Rupesh alias Pullu during questioning for his alleged involvement in an pick-pocketing case in Saifai police station was released. 

On November 27, the youth from Mainpuri, Pullu, was caught near Muchehra petrol pump on Etah-Mainpuri road and brought to the Saifai police station on charges committing pickpocket, police said.

Saifai is the hometown of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.

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