Development follows the Aam Aadmi Party’s release of a video in which the policemen were seen beating a man

Delhi Police on Friday suspended three of their personnel pending inquiry after the Aam Aadmi Party released a video in which the policemen were seen beating a man, close on the heels of the party’s confrontation with the Centre over functioning of the force.

The action against the three constables — Jitendra, Arvid and Saurabh — came hours after the AAP posted the video on its Facebook page.

In the video, the policemen were seen beating a man with stick and taking his wallet. The AAP said the video was shot on January 12, 2014. In a message posted along with the video, the AAP said the video not only “shows Delhi police’s inhuman behaviour but also the urban legend of police extorting money”.

The posting of the video came days after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a two-day dharna outside Rail Bhavan seeking action against policemen in three different cases.

“This video was shot by a vigilante near Lal Quila,” the party said and asked whether Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde would take action against the policemen involved.