Dr Sarthak Rathi and Dr Shirish Rao were caught in a traffic violation case. However, the police officials allegedly treated the duo as criminals and made them wait for three hours.
The suspended cops are inspector Prakash Vasant Pawar, sub-inspector Prafulla Bhausaheb Masal, and police naik Sachin Ramrao Patil. After assaulting the two with a belt, Masal and Patil allegedly took Rs 25,000 from Dr Rao, said a senior police officer.
The cops were suspended after a preliminary inquiry conducted by additional commissioner of police (north region), Rajiv Jain, found merit in the doctor’s complaint. CCTV grabs corroborated the complaint. A departmental inquiry is underway against the three police officials.