Moradabad Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) allegedly beat three police officers posted at his residence, following which Uttar Pradesh government suspended him on Sunday.

“SSP Rajesh Modak has been suspended for misbehaviour with his followers,” Home department sources said in Lucknow.

DIG, Moradabad, Amrendra Kumar Sengar said the three police officers had given him a written complaint on Saturday that Mr. Modak had beat them unnecessarily.

“Guman Singh, Sunder Singh and Daya Kishan gave me a written complaint that the SSP, at whose residence they were posted in Moradabad, had beat them without any reason,” the DIG said.

He said the complaint had been forwarded to the headquarters.

Mr. Modak reportedly beat the police officers posted at his residence in Moradabad on Saturday for not informing him about the visit of Samajwadi Party (SP) leader S.T. Hasan and keeping the leader waiting.

Meanwhile, Mr. Hasan said the SSP’s staff kept him waiting for over an hour when he had gone to meet him.

He claimed that Mr. Modak had only scolded his staff and did not beat them in front of him. He said the charge is false and he would write to the Home department asking why the SSP was suspended.