According to members of Navsarjan, Ramesh Parmar, 45, Rajnikant Parmar, 30, and Suhag Chavda, 28, residents of Dusana village in Mehsana district had been to Shobhasan village near Detroj on August 27 to visit a funfair during Janmashtami. They had parked their vehicle near a stall and had visited the fare.
“When they came back, they were rounded up by the police. Befuddled, they enquired about the reason and were told that they had visited a gambling joint at the stall where they had parked their vehicle. When Ramesh Parmar tried to intervene, he was also charged for obstructing a government official to perform duty. The trio were taken to the police station and were beaten up badly for two days. They were also threatened against complaining to the magistrate when they were presented for bail,” said Bharat Parmar, a family member of Ramesh Parmar.
He stated that the police sub-inspector misused his power and abused them. Two of the victims are still at the Civil Hospital in Mehsana, he added. The family members have reported the incident to various authorities for investigation.
Detroj police said that the trio has been booked for gambling charges and the probe is on.