In a video from late Sunday night, an ACP-rank officer could be seen being chased by protestors outside the Mukherjee Nagar police station.
New Delh: The AAP's auto rickshaw wing on Tuesday urged Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to ensure the safety of auto drivers and that incidents of violence like the one which took place in Mukherjee Nagar do not recur.
On Sunday evening, the video of a brawl between Sarabjeet Singh, the tempo driver, and policemen at northwest Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar went viral on social media.
The area where the incident occurred remained tense.
The Aam Aadmi Party's auto rickshaw wing protested at the police headquarters against the incidents and wrote to Patnaik to ensure the safety of auto drivers and take measures so that incidents of violence such as the one which took place in Mukherjee Nagar do not recur.
"We request to provide a safe environment to our auto drivers. Strict action should also be taken against police officials involved in assaulting Sarabjeet," AAP's auto drivers association said in the letter.
In a video from late Sunday night, an ACP-rank officer could be seen being chased by protestors outside the Mukherjee Nagar police station. He had gone there to pacify the protesters.
Three policemen including two assistant sub-inspectors have been suspended for their unprofessional conduct in handling the matter, police said.
Security has been beefed up in Mukherjee Nagar area, where the incident occurred, in view of the tense situation.
Cross FIRs have been registered based on the statements of the police personnel and the tempo driver and the case was also transferred to the Crime Branch which will be probed "independently", police said.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Northern Range) Manish Kumar Agarwal is separately conducting a detailed inquiry into the matter.
In one of the purported videos, the tempo driver was seen chasing the policemen with a sword. In another video, they were seen thrashing the driver while overpowering him.
The police said the altercation between the two parties took place after the tempo driver's vehicle collided with a police van.