SKIMS doctor accuses police of beating him

Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 13: A doctor of Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Sunday accused police of beating him and harassing his wife without any provocation, a charge denied by police.
 A doctor who is doing MD in the SKIMS said that on Friday afternoon three cops dragged him out from a minibus near police station Soura.
 “They took me inside the police station and thrashed me severely. I was not even told why I was being beaten up,” he said. He said when his wife tried to intervene, the policemen shouted at her and flung her purse on the road. The doctor said that he was let off after half an hour.
 “I fail to understand why I was beaten up. I could have filed a compliant, but I am scared of going to the police station where I was beaten without any provocation,” he said.
 An official of the police station, however, denied the charges. “The fact is a policeman asked the driver of a minibus to move forward as the vehicle was causing disruption in traffic. A passenger (the doctor) came down from the vehicle and shouted at policeman and misbehaved with them. He even tried to assault the policemen,” the official said.
 He said the passenger was taken into police station and was let off within minutes when he disclosed his identity.