Delta: A Delta resident, Jaskaran Singh Randhawa, was beaten and put behind bars on Thursday night for mistakenly dialling 911. “I was calling India and forgot to dial the international access number 011, before dialling India code. The call mistakenly went to 911. By the time I got a chance to explain it to the dispatcher that it was by mistake I dialled 911, the cops were in front of my house.” He told Indo-Canadian Online, “I tried to explain it to the police officers that it was all a big mistake, but they just pulled me out of my house and started beating me up. I was then taken to the police station and had to spend my night in jail.
Though the next day, Randhawa did try to make it business as usual, he could not get over the fact that he was mistreated by police officers for committing an innocent mistake. “My knees were aching and my arms were aching. But it was nothing when you compare that with the emotional trauma I went through that night. They made me feel like a criminal.” Randhawa contacted Indo-Canadian radio station RED FM and informed them about the mistreatment. He was featured on The Harjinder Thind Show. Randhawa has hired a lawyer and lodged a complaint against the officers. Charlene Brooks, Delta Police Department spokesperson, said that the department was investigating the incident.