Delhi police rob rag-picker Ibrahim

By TCN Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: The Delhi Police once again sullied its own image. This time they did so by robbing – yes, robbing a poor rag picker. Just three days before the New Year, seven policemen barged into the house of Ibrahim in New Seemapuri are of the National Capital in the wee hours of 27th December. He was abused, beaten blue and then robbed of Rs 37,000 he had painstakingly saved for his daughter’s wedding.

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Ibrahim is a resident of E-44/273, New Seemapuri, New Delhi – 95. He is a rag-picker who has been doing his work at a garbage bin situated behind Shyamlal College and in front of Muskaan Restaurant for 15 years now, earning a dignified livelihood for himself and his family.

At 1:45am on 27th Dec, six policemen along with a Sub Inspector barged into his modest dwelling and like criminals, looted Rs 37,000 cash. Besides using abusive language, they slapped on Ibrahim’s face in front of his wife and children. The policemen dragged him to the Police Station Seemapuri.

He was put in lockup for the night. Meanwhile he was presented before some people already in the lockup to identify him allegedly in a theft case but they refused him. At last the policemen released him but when he demanded his money he was beaten up.

“The policemen raided my house and when did not find anything wrong they took away Rs 37,000. They put me in lockup for the night and when I demanded my money when they released me they beat me,” Ibrahim has written in his complaint to Deputy Police Commissioner, District North East Delhi on Dec. 28. He has pleaded the officer to ensure the money returned to him and the guilty policemen are punished.