Srinagar: A man on Saturday alleged that he was “mercilessly beaten by cops” in the office of Superintendent of Police, west Srinagar. Police refuted the allegations saying he was called to the office for questioning into a land deal case.
A resident of Lawaypora, Abdul Gani Parray along with his family protested in press colony against the police department saying police has been calling him continuously for the past five months.
“I went to Parimpora Police station where I was given a clean chit by Station House Officer. But in the last week of September, police called me again. On September 30, when I visited SP west, Param Vir Singh’s office, a cop beat me to pulp which caused my eardrums to rupture,” Parray said.
Parray said that he was bearing the brunt of a land deal carried out by him in 2007.
“I had brokered a land deal for a professor in Institute of Management and Public Administration who had to pay the amount within six months. However he was not able to pay the entire sum within stipulated time. Meanwhile the real owner of the land sold the property to another person and returned the money of the professor. But now the professor is using his influence to harass me,” Parray said.
SP west, Param Vir Singh told Kashmir Reader that his office was investigating a land deal case and called the man for questioning.
“His allegations are false. Our cops did not beat him. He was with other person who might have used force against him. Basically, we have been investigation the case that was referred to us by the Divisional Commissioner. In the process of investigation we called him many times but he did not turn up,” Singh said.