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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, January 18, 2013
A 39-year-old accident victim was allegedly tortured by the police, to extract a confession about being in the know of around Rs. 25 lakh that went missing from his vehicle in west Delhi.   The alleged torture - which involved lying naked on the floor for several hours, brutal thrashing by police personnel in addition to misbehaviour -- unfolded at west Delhi's Kirti Nagar police station on January 14, the businessman claimed. V Renganathan, additional commissioner of police (west) said an enquiry had been ordered.

Suffering from high blood pressure, the victim had to be hospitalised with personnel from the local police station - visiting him to record his statement. "A high-level enquiry has been launched to ascertain the facts and investigations are underway," Renganathan said.