Published: 23rd December 2019
Delhi cops pull AISA's Kawalpreet Kaur out of autorickshaw, manhandle her en route to protest
AISA Delhi President Kawalpreet Kaur and National President N Sai Balaji are detained along with a group of others
AISA National President N Sai Balaji and AISA Delhi President Kawalpreet Kaur were allegedly assaulted and detained by the Delhi Police while getting out from an autorickshaw. The duo, along with a few other activists were headed to a protest site near UP Bhawan.
Kawalpreet, a Delhi University student says that she was pulled out of the autorickshaw and was manhandled by a group of at least 7 policemen. "I do not know the exact number of people. All I can remember is that there were so many hands on my body," says Kawalpreet, who is currently at the Mandir Marg police station.
Balaji remembers a police officer pushing him by his neck into the police bus. "We do not know what crime did we commit. We weren't even protesting when they detained us. We kept on asking the police, but they did not answer," he says. He says that at least 10 people have been detained along with them by the police. "Some of them are activists. However, there are also two people who had come to that area to have lunch. There is a government employee who was there to meet a friend," he says.
The police, however, denied all the allegations. "We only arrested the protestors from UP Bhawan after we got the orders. We never detained an innocent," says a police officer from Mandir Marg police station.