Police brutality: Man accused under Arms act dragged to court in chains in MP

In a shocking case of police brutality in Madhya Pradesh, some police officers of Gandhi Nagar area on Saturday were caught on camera at a district court here dragging an undertrial man, only in his undergarments, inside the court premiss.

Bhopal: In a shocking case of police brutality in Madhya Pradesh, some police officers of Gandhi Nagar area on Saturday were caught on camera at a district court here dragging an undertrial man, only in his undergarments, inside the court premiss.

Reportedly, the youth, Anees Khan, who has been booked under the Arms Act, had apparently refused to enter the courtroom after coming here for a hearing.

This is when the police started to beat him and then chained him by a metal leash and dragged him inside the court, reports said.

According to the video footage of an English news channel, justifying its monster act, police said the accused, Anees Khan, a resident of Gandhi Nagar, was a habitual offender and has over 18 cases against him. 

He was trying to breach peace on Friday night, but fled when a police team went to arrest him. 

“The accused had brandished a sword to terrorise people yesterday. He was later nabbed and booked under Arms Act,” police said.

In the absence of State home minister Babulal Gaur, who is in Haryana for campaigning ahead of the Assembly elections in the state, no one has till now commented on the incident.