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Attack on Dr RK Gupta, Supdt?s report sought

DISTRICT JUDGE SS Sharma directed the Senior Superintendent of District Jail to send his report on May 24 next regarding beating of an undertrial prisoner in the jail.

india Updated: May 21, 2006 01:31 IST

DISTRICT JUDGE SS Sharma directed the Senior Superintendent of District Jail to send his report on May 24 next regarding beating of an undertrial prisoner in the jail.  

Taking a serious note over the complaint that the undertrial, Dr RK Gupta, was severely beaten in the district jail on Wednesday, the DJ warned that the Senior Superintendent Jails would face action if he found wanting in his duties to protect the undertrials.

The matter came up before the DJ when he was hearing the bail application of Gupta.

His counsel informed the court that Gupta’s life was in danger and the jail authorities were not providing him proper security while the bullies in the jail were asking him for the ‘protection money’.

They even thrashed Dr Gupta badly breaking his arm when he refused to budge to their demands.

In his order, the DJ noted that the Jail Superintendent was the guardian of the inmates and if he remained mute spectator to the plight of the inmates, he deserved to be punished.

The DJ also forwarded copies of the order to the District Magistrate and the SSP, Lucknow.

Aashiana rape case
Additional district judge Sushila Singh forwarded the application of Faizan alias Fazzu, to the Juvenile Justice Board for determining as to whether he was a minor. Fazzu had submitted an application that he was a minor and therefore his case be transferred to the Juvenile court. Earlier, two of the four accused in the Ashiana rape case have already been declared minor.

Abduction case
District judge in-charge KK Sharma rejected the bail application of executive engineer Deobrat Mishra, who was an accused in the abduction/murder of Sudhir Kumar Sharma, the former chairman of the State Electricity Services Commission.

District Government counsel Ashok Nigam submitted before the court that Mishra was an accomplice in the crime as his son Rohit along with Bachha Pandey and others had abducted Sharma on May 4 last.

Initially, they had demanded Rs 1 crore as ransom but settled for a sum of Rs 17 lakh, but they killed him later.

Sharma was kept in the residence of Mishra at Gomti Nagar but his body was found floating in river Saryu in Gonda.