New Delhi: Two Delhi Police Sub inspectors, Laxmichand and Puneet of Bharat Nagar police station have been suspended for allegedly beating up two Delhi University students belonging to North East. The students who also belong to the North East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) were on their way to meet other fellow North East students.
NEFIS is known to have spearheaded the campaign against the introduction of Hindi or a modern Indian language in the foundation course in the four year undergraduate programme.
Thanglunmang Khongsai of NEFIS said: "As they alighted from a DTC bus and were speaking to the ticket checker, the two sub-inspectors intervened and intimidated the students."
Since the students argued with the policemen, they were taken to the police station, where they were beaten by these two officers. The students were let go only after they were forcibly made to sign a statement that said, 'they were not assaulted by police, but by another party.'
After they were left, the two students spoke to other NEFIS members and were taken to Hindu Rao Hospital for an MLC.
"As the student-activists had in no way contributed to an adverse law-and-order situation, it is unprecedented for the policemen to react in such a way," Thanglunmang said.
The incident angered other students from the North East and they along with NEFIS members and organisations wish to file a formal complaint with the National Human Rights Commission.