Brothers accuse police of torture in custody

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Oct 30, 2014 12:19 IST

Two brothers from Shimlapuri have accused the police of apprehending them for no fault and thrashing them at the police station.

Pawandeep Singh and Gagandeep Singh were brought to the Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital on Tuesday evening for treatment of injuries that they alleged had been inflicted by the police.

Meanwhile, the police have claimed that the brothers were involved in loot that took place at a temple and at a camp of nomads that falls under the Dehlon police station. Police also took them to both the spots on Monday for verification. However, nothing was found against them. Later, police took them to the police station and allegedly beat them up.

Gagandeep said on Vishwakarma Day on October 24, a brawl took place near their house, following which the Daba police took away their motorcycle. He claimed that when on Monday, he and his brother went to take back their motorcycle, they were sent to Dehlon police station where they were beaten up on false charges. Later, when relatives and neighbours of the brothers visited the Dehlon police station on Tuesday, and also took up the issue with higher police officials, the brothers were released.

“We will take up the matter with the police commissioner,” Gagandeep said. Dehlon police station SHO Amandeep Singh could not be contacted.

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