Jamshedpur: Virendra Tiwary, an auto-rickshaw driver, suffered a fracture in his hand after being beaten up severely by traffic police officials near Dimna Chowk on Saturday.
Irked over the incident, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha activists took to the street to protest the incident. The protestors alleged that police highhandedness had become all the more evident today following the incident.
They said the guilty traffic cops should be immediately removed from their jobs. They alleged that several police officials had ganged up and assaulted the auto-rickshaw driver without any rhyme or reason.
They said the cops often demanded bribes and used force to torture auto-rickshaw drivers and others.
The BJYM activists alleged that the traffic police officials often neglected their duty and took bribe to oblige heavy vehicle drivers.
But the same cops behave barbarously with the auto-rickshaw drivers, they said.