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‘Initiate probe into policemen’s brutal assault with women and minor girl at Qazi Camp, take strong action’

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BHOPAL: Demanding a fair probe into the assault with women and a minor girl, veteran Congress leader and legislator Arif Aqueel has said that the incident that took place in Qazi Camp needs proper inquiry and action must be taken.

The legislator who represents Bhopal North constituency has said that the policemen entered the home and brutally assaulted women, including a minor girl, and there has been no action despite the excesses.

In his letter to Chief Minister, he mentions that earlier on the particular day 'the policemen first got into the shop and during the scuffle, the pot containing tea overturned and the youth, Shahwez hand got scalded, tea fell on policemen's hands too, however, the personnel termed it as tea thrown on them'.

After the incident, police posse was called and locals were chased, police allegedly barged into the house, attacked women--Shahin, 40, Shadma, 25, Uzma, 30 and others who were brutally beaten. Besides, even a minor girl was targeted,a 12-year-old girl was among the victims.

'They had attacked women and girls with lathi and pipes', he writes in the letter. The girl got injured in the leg. ‘No action has been taken against those policemen’, he said. Aqueel said that the CCTV footage of the entire incident could prove handy and would reveal the turn of events.

"The incident was recorded in cameras in the shop, hence, the policemen took the cameras and entire system, so that the record is not found", said the former minister. Three policemen including a SI and ASI went out to enforce night curfew when it was alleged that Zaheer threw tea at them.

“I urge you to conduct a fair probe into this entire episode at Qazi Camp, so that the reality of the incident is known and the victims who were framed could get relief while action is taken in case of excesses and on policemen who brutally attacked the women”, he writes, demanding an impartial inquiry.