The death of a 30-year-old man in Faridabad has resulted in the Navin Nagar incharge of Faridabad Police's Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) being sent to police lines as punishment. Faridabad Commissioner of Police SS Kapoor has also ordered a probe in the case.
Chattar Singh, Inspector and Incharge CIA Navin Nagar, has been accused of picking up the brother of the deceased and demanding bribe for his release. Dinesh Kumar, 30, collapsed in front of the police when he allegedly saw his brother being harassed by the police. He died in a hospital later.
On Friday, Haryana police had released a press note from Chandigarh stating that a person was arrested from Faridabad for betting on the IPL match between Delhi Daredevils and Daccan Chargers. The press note didn't mention the date and time of his arrest. Sources said police picked up the youth late on Thursday evening.
The police handout said: "While patrolling in Central Faridabad area, a secret information was received that Sudhir Kumar alias Raju, a resident of Syedwada in Old Faridabad, was betting in his shop Parul Collections located in Sector 15 market." (Sic)
Naresh Kumar, a cousin of the deceased, said, "The CIA cops came to Sudhir's shop but he was not there. They called him from home and immediately took him to the CIA office in Navin Nagar."
Sudhir's brother Dinesh rushed to the CIA office when he got to know about his brother's arrest.
He allegedly saw the cops thrashing and abusing his brother. The cops allegedly told Dinesh that they will slap more charges against his brother if he didn't cough up R1 lakh.
Naresh said at the CIA office Dinesh suddenly complained of chest pain and collapsed. He was taken to a private hospital where he breathed his last on Thursday night. His family has demanded slapping of murder charges against the CIA sleuths.
Following the incident, the commissioner ordered to send the CIA incharge to police lines and directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Abhey Singh to probe the matter.
Police claimed they recovered two mobile phones, Rs. 46,000, one pen and satta slip from Sudhir's possession and registered a case against him under Gambling Act. He was later released on bail.