Members of a Mumbai-based theatre group have alleged that they had been harassed by police in a Pune resort as a result of “one of them is a Muslim”.
Members of the Qissa Kothi group alleged that within the early hours of Thursday when Yash Khan and remainder of the male members of the group had been quick asleep of their room, two policemen rang the bell of their room.
“…The first thing one of the policemen asked was ‘Yash Khan kaun hai? Yash Khan tum ho?” mentioned Khan. When Khan replied within the affirmative, the policemen allegedly requested him to return contained in the room and began to look by their belongings.
He mentioned the policeman requested for his ID and requested how the boys within the room know every one other and why they had been in Pune. One other policeman who was looking out Khan’s mattress allegedly informed his senior, “There is nothing here,” after which they left.
In the meantime, Smeeta Patil, DCP, Pimpri-Chinchwad, mentioned, “…Nobody from any particular community was harassed. These are random security checks due to security alerts on important occasions…”