India: In Rajasthan’s Sikar, an autorickshaw driver was allegedly thrashed and made to chant “Modi Zindabad” and “Jai Shri Ram”. The driver, 52-year-old Ghaffar Ahmed has registered a complaint in this regard at the Sadar police station in Sikar. According to his complaint, Ghaffar, who works as an autorickshaw driver was ferrying passengers from Sikar’s Kalyan Circle area to Jigri Chhoti village on Friday. Upon his return, he was stopped by miscreants who disembarked from a Mahindra Bolero pick-up. They then allegedly assaulted Ghaffar Ahmed and forced him to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and “Modi Zindabad” as per his statement to the police. In fact, Ghaffar has also accused the miscreants of yanking his beard and attempting to flee with his autorickshaw.” I was returning after dropping (passengers) to Chotti Jigar. On the way, people in the pick-up stopped me. I stopped. He (miscreant) said listen to me. The other one said say Modi Zindabad and slapped me. Then said say Jai Shri Ram. I started my autorickshaw and sped away. There is a wheat godown ahead. The vehicle was brought ahead of the wheat godown and stopped in front of me and (miscreants) began assaulting me and I became unconscious,” Ghaffar Ahmed told the police in his complaint.”I have a head injury and have sustained an injury on the waist as well. I was assaulted all over with legs and fists,” Ahmed added. After the assault, Ghaffar managed to reach Sikar city where he narrated his ordeal before the Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Qayoom Qureshi and Congress Councillor Sajaauddin.
Accompanied by the two, Ghaffar Ahmed went to the Sadar police station late in the night where he registered his complaint. The police filed an FIR and arrested two accused on the basis of a preliminary probe.The two suspects have been identified as Rajendra and Shambhu Dayal, citizens of Jagdalpur and Jigar Chhoti respectively.