Durban - Details of an attack, allegedly at the hands of uniformed officers, were heard during the assault trial of three men in the Durban Regional Court on Wednesday.
Constable Yogandran Munsami, Warrant Officer Jerry Abraham and Sergeant Aniel Dawlat have pleaded not guilty to all charges before magistrate Fariedha Mohamed.
The officers have been charged with three counts of assault and defeating the ends of the justice in connection with the December 2011 incident.
Morganathan Naidoo, Sadhasivan Maistry and Noel Sebastian - who live in separate homes on a family plot in Chatsworth - are suing the Minister of Police for damages.
Naidoo said he was outside his relative’s home when he saw six uniformed police officers charging towards him. He had been slapped and kicked on the back of his head and searched.