New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The CISF, in charge of security at Delhi Metro stations, on Friday said it has not received any complaint from the JNU student who has alleged that he was beaten by their personnel a day earlier.
Aman Sinha, a Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student, had alleged in a Facebook post that he was beaten up by a Central Industrial Security Forces personnel at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station after an argument flared up between them during security check.
“We have not received any formal complaint yet. We will inquire into it if we get one,” a CISF spokesperson told IANS.
“Delhi Metro receive more than 2.7 million people every day. The CISF personnel do not have a tendency to get into arguments with passengers. They are instructed to be firm and professional always,” he said.
He added that they did check the CCTV footage and found the alleged victim approaching the metal detector gate for security with earphones in his ears.
“When he was asked to remove the earphones some verbal altercation ensued between them. He was then taken to the Station Controller Room, where he apologised and was let go,” he said.
Sinha confirmed not having lodged a complaint. “I have not filed any complaint formally, but will do it online as I have been advised by my friends. I will approach the NHRC also,” Sinha told IANS.
According to his post, Sinha was stopped by the CISF official at the gate and was asked to remove his earphones in a “despotic manner”. When he defied the official he was berated on the basis of his being from JNU and sporting a beard, and was allegedly threatened to be sent to Pakistan.
He was then taken to the “security office through a very long passage” inside the station premises, where, he said, he was abused and beaten up.
He said another CISF personnel said that people like him were “spoiling the name of the nation”.
He also alleged that two CISF guards rubbed the soles of their shoes, which had some dung stuck to them, on his jeans.