Sikh man allegedly assaulted by UP Police

Gursimar Setia has alleged that he was assaulted, verbally abused and had his articles of faith attacked by Uttar Pradesh Police personnel ASP Saurabh Dixit in Agra in the evening. Setia, who studies at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, claimed that the incident took place at 7:40 PM at Sanjay Place in Agra where he had come with his friend to withdraw cash. “Seeing two men, the police began harassing us....ASP Saurabh Dixit started verbally abusing me after seeing that I had long hair tied in a bun,” Setia claimed on Twitter. Setia alleges that Dixit asked for his ID and after seeing that he was Sikh, began abusing him and “proceeded to physically assault” him and even pulled his hair. He claims that his friend was also assaulted by the police. "When I told him that he had outraged my religious sentiments and that I had taken note of his name from the badge he was wearing, he told me he is IPS and there is nothing I can do about it,” Setia wrote on Twitter. On 08 June, Setia put out a statement saying that ASP Dixit has apologized for the incident following the intervention of senior officials.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Market
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Sikhs
Location of incident Market Was cross FIR filed No
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Role of police Police is allegedly part of the Perpetrator(s) Current status
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Main Information
Date of incident: June 06, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Gursimar Setia
    Name of Perpetrator ASP Saurabh Dixit
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Agra
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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