Varanasi, Oct 30: Varanasi police on Saturday caught hold of Zameer Alam, a Team Anna supporter and grandson of Param Vir Chakra posthumous awardee Abdul Hamid, the 1965 War hero, and slapped and kicked him on suspicion of eve-teasing.
Zameer Alam works for the Railway at Kashi railway station. He got this job courtesy the benevolence of former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad.
“I had finished my duty at Kashi railway station and was going to take an auto to go home. On the way, I stopped near a cart to buy bananas. Suddenly a police driver came and took me away to the police Gypsy saying the SO (Station Officer) wants me. I was slapped and kicked inside the jeep and taken to the police station”, says Zameer Alam.
“Inside the police station I tried to phone my father, but could not contact him. I contacted my friend and then my family came to the police station”, he added.
Now listen to the police version: “Zameer and his friend were standing on a road near a girls' college. This is the spot where girl students often complain of eve-teasing. So we picked him up after we were not satisfied with his explanation, and took him to the police station for questioning”.
It's now for the readers to decide who was right and who was wrong.