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Hundreds of protesters surround Mukherjee Nagar police station, paramilitary deployed

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The paramilitary has been deployed in the Mukherjee Nagar police station and nearby areas as hundreds of protesters gathered around the police station demanding suspension of policemen allegedly involved in brutally beating up a Sikh driver and his son.

The protesters later said they have withdrew the protest after the Commissioner of Police promised them to file a case against the offending policemen.

But by night the protesters again began to converge at the police station. This time they were also armed with ‘lathis’.

Seeing the situation escalate the paramilitary has been called in to make sure the situation does not get out of hand.

Two Assistant Sub-Inspectors and a constable have already been suspended for unprofessional conduct over the way they handled the situation on Sunday after a ‘Gramin Seva’ taxi brushed a police vehicle, triggering a chain of events that led to the violent incident.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijayanta Arya said an enquiry had been initiated into the incident.

–IANS

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