Elderly man accuses police officer of ‘physical torture’


Srinagar: An elderly man from Droor hamlet of Tangmarg town of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district Wednesday alleged that Station House Officer Police Station Tangmarg ‘tortured’ him physically inside police station without any provocation.

Muhammad Shaban Magray (55) along with his family appeared here in Press Enclave Srinagar and protested against the police officer. He told news agency CNS that SHO Tangmarg Sadaf Ali called his newphew Farooq Ahmed Magray to police station on Tuesday. “I along with the brother of the Farooq Ahmed accompanied the later and as we entered into the premises of police station, SHO Sadaf Ali without uttering a word started beating Farooq Ahmed. When I requested SHO to stop, he dragged me inside the police station and thrashed me mercilessly. He treated me as an animal and even didn’t show respect to my age,” Muhammad Shaban Magray said.

“We even don’t know why Farooq was called to police station and why we were tortured,” Magray said while showing his wounds on his body.

Station House Officer Police Station Tangmarg while terming the allegations baseless said that everybody has a right to protest. “Farooq was called to police station in connection with a case. I didn’t beat anyone inside the police station,” he told CNS.

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