The incident occurred in Koppal town, 350 kms away from Bangalore, where special arrangements had been made by the local police on Thursday to maintain smooth flow of traffic. This was done because of a huge gathering outside a local temple.
The police Sub-Inspector, who was on the spot at the time, hauled the men to the Koppal Urban Police station. The officer then started shouting at them in Kannada, saying "Hold out your hands" and then resorted to thrash them.
Someone who was present at the police station had recorded the video of the sub inspector thrashing the two men.
The video of the incident was uploaded on social media, where it went viral.
After getting to know about the incident, a senior police official told NDTV that appropriate action would soon be taken against the errant police officials.
"I have heard about the incident but I am yet to see the video clip. I will take suitable action once I see the video," Koppal district's Suprintendent of Police Anil Shetty told NDTV.