Sipajhar police on Tuesday arrested an official of Bhakatpara police outpost in Udalguri district for allegedly beating up an arrested youth at a different police station misusing his power.
Police sources said Mukut Ali, an ASI of Bhakatpara police outpost under Kalaigaon PS in Udalguri district, entered the Sipajhar police station on Monday at the absence of top police officials and beat up the youth, Julhash Ali, who was in the lock up of the police station.
The arrested youth immediately raised a hue and cry and the ASI Ali was caught by the senior police officers rushing to the police station.
Police registered a case (no 1060 / 2017) under section 448 / 353/ 506 of the IPC and was produced at Mangaldai court on Tuesday. The court sent him to 14-day judicial custody.
Sources said the arrested official had an animosity with Julhash over family dispute.
According to a source, on receiving the news of picking up of Julhash by Sipajhar police and keeping him in the lock up, the police officer rushed to the police station and took law in his hand misusing his official power.