The Saharanpur Police have ordered an inquiry into a video in which a police officer can be seen beating up a group of men, reported The Indian Express on Thursday.
The men were allegedly involved in protests that broke out on June 10 across the country against the remarks made by Bharatiya Janata Party spokespersons Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal about Prophet Muhammad.
The video of the men being beaten up was widely shared on social media.
“We have ordered an inquiry to ascertain details of the video,” Saharanpur Senior Superintendent of Police Akash Tomar said. “The SP [superintendent of police] will conduct the investigation, and action will be taken based on the facts determined during the probe.”
The police, however, have denied that the video was shot at the police station. Officials said they were waiting for a digital examination of the video to determine the location in the video, according to The Indian Express.
Scroll.in had met the families of three of the men seen in the video – 20-year-old Subhaan Khan, 19-year-old Mohammad Asif and 19-year-old Mohammad Ali. Their families said that the men had been detained and beaten up at Kotwali Nagar police station on…