Head Constables Firoz Mehndi and Rishi Kumar and constable Sarfaraz Ali Khan have been suspended
New Delhi, November 2
The Ghaziabad Police suspended three policemen after an undertrial prisoner made a video call through a social media app from the court lockup.
Head Constables Firoz Mehndi and Rishi Kumar and constable Sarfaraz Ali Khan have been suspended.
According to the Ghaziabad police, the three had been on duty at the lockup at the time and there had been prima facie negligence “tarnishing the image of the department”.
The video of the call got viral on social media. The purported video showed the accused recording the video from inside the lockup.
The police are also investigating the video call and registered a case against the prisoner in the Kavinagar police station.
The officials added that the further hearings in the case would be taken by video conference.
The police have registered a case under IPC sections 376 (rape) 506 (criminal intimidation) and 328 (hurt by poison etc to commit offence).
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