Viral Gadhvi, the police inspector of the Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) of Rajkot city police who is placed under suspension, and Upendra Jograna, a former sub-inspector with the Rajkot Crime Branch, were booked Thursday for allegedly restraining an Unjha businessman wrongfully in Gujarat’s Rajkot, torturing and trying to force him to surrender a property document. Based on a complaint filed by Mahesh Patel, a businessman hailing from Unjha town of Mehsana district, an FIR was registered at the Pradyuman Nagar police station.
Patel told the police that the sub-inspector and a few others brought him to Rajkot from Unjha on January 21 to take hold of the original agreement-to-sell deed pertaining to 30 acres of land in the Raiya area of Rajkot.
Police said that Jograna and ‘others’ picked Patel from his office in Unjha and first took him to Unjha police station. Later on, ‘the police officers’ brought Patel to Rajkot in a private car, saying they wanted to question him in connection with an ‘application.’
According to police, the accused “mentally tortured” Patel and restrained him wrongfully. The next day, ‘Crime Branch personnel’ punched and kicked the businessman and abused him verbally before taking him to the chamber of Gadhvi, where the inspector beat Patel with a fibre pipe.