Retired and in-service defense personnel protesting outside the office of superintendent of police in Chhota U…Read More
Vadodara: Retired and in-service defence personnel protested outside the office of superintendent of police at Chhota Udepur on Saturday against the detention of army jawan, Anish Rathwa, by the cops and demanding action against a sub inspector.
Rathwa was taken into custody on July 16 in Chhota Udepur town after he had a brawl with the cops when they stopped him as his pillion rider was found not wearing a face mask.
When Rathwa even denied showing them his driving license and bike’s registration card, both sides resorted to exchange of words which escalated to a brawl.
A video of this became viral on social media and defence staffers from the district gathered to protest the detention.
The personnel alleged that Rathwa was forcibly taken to police station where he was beaten up in custody despite them being informed that he is a soldier.
The protesters also demanded suspending the sub-inspector who insulted Rathwa. Later, the group submitted a memorandum to the district collector, Sujal Mayatra.
Cops formally arrested Rathwa on Saturday as his coronavirus report turned out to be negative.
Rathwa was later produced before a local court on Saturday from where he was released on bail.