Couple thrashed at Kandivli police station: Man who shot video says couple beaten to intimidate him

May 24, 2016, 06:59 IST | Shailesh Bhatia

Hotelier Rakesh Shetty claims the couple was subjected to brutality to dissuade him from filing a case against builder Santosh Sawant

A day after the video of officers thrashing a couple inside the Kandivli police station went viral on social media, an inquiry has been ordered into the matter.

Watch Video: Couple thrashed inside police station in Mumbai

Kandivli-based restaurateur Rakesh Shetty had recorded the video on May 11 during his visit to the police station to register a complaint against a local builder for allegedly issuing threats to him and his family.

Commenting on the issue, Shetty said, “I am convinced that what I witnessed that day was orchestrated. The couple was used as pawns and deliberately subjected to such brutality so that I get intimidated and refuse to pursue the matter against builder Santosh Sawant. However, I went ahead and registered an FIR against the builder and even sought police protection for my family, including me.”

He accused Sawant of using pressure tactics so that he gives away his prime property (3,845 sq ft) near Ganesh Mandir at Vazira Naka at a throwaway price of Rs 50 lakh against its current market value of at least Rs 10 crore.

Cop speak
Confirming that an inquiry has been initiated into the matter, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone XI) Vikram Deshmane said, “Senior inspector from Kandivli police station and Assistant Commissioner of Police have been asked to probe the matter. Statements of the all officers and the victims, seen in the video, will be recorded. If found guilty, appropriate action will be initiated against the officers.”

Rs 50 lakh
Amount Shetty claims Sawant wants to buy his property for

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