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Kanda's brother moves HC against Delhi cops

india Updated: Aug 17, 2012 00:29 IST
HT Correspondent

Former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda's brother Govind Kumar Kanda moved the Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday, alleging that the Delhi Police have been harassing his family and relatives by conducting raids at various places beyond their jurisdiction in Sirsa and Gurgaon.

Taking up the petition seeking the protection of life and liberty, the bench headed by justice Nawab Singh issued notices of motion to the home secretaries of Delhi and Haryana, deputy commissioner of police northwest Delhi and station house officer of Bharat Nagar police station in New Delhi.

They are to submit their replies before September 25.

A resident of Sirsa, Govind has alleged that the Delhi Police were harassing them by picking many of his relatives from their homes and taking them to Delhi. He also alleged that many of his relatives were being illegally detained by the Delhi Police.

The petitioner has also asked the court to issue directions to the authorities concerned to not arrest any of his family members/relatives without prior notice. The court was also requested that the various authorities be directed to only conduct searches and raids at their homes in Sirsa, Gurgaon and other places after getting proper search warrants from the competent authority.

He also alleged there were no lady police officers in the Delhi Police's raiding parties.