The Bombay High Court on Monday granted a week's time to Mumbai Commissioner of Police Sanjeev Dayal to personally file an affidavit in connection with a case involving alleged custodial torture of a city-based businessman — Kamal Saigal.
A division bench of justices AM Khanwilkar and PD Kode asked Dayal to explain why he had asked a Deputy Commissioner of Police to file an affidavit in the case, when the court had asked him to file it.
Public prosecutor Pandurang Pol clarified on Monday that the CP had asked the DCP to file an affidavit as Dayal was in Kolhapur. Pol said Dayal had given telephonic instructions to the DCP.
Officers from the Mahim police station had arrested Kamal and five others on June 24 in a forgery and cheating case. A day later, Kamal was admitted to KEM Hospital with serious injuries.
The case will now come up for hearing on next Monday.