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Cops get 3 yr jail for illegal detention, torture

punjab Updated: Nov 01, 2014 19:35 IST

Four Punjab police personnel, including two assistant sub inspectors (ASI), have been sentenced to three years imprisonment by a court here for illegally detaining and torturing a man 10 years ago.

Judicial magistrate Gurjit Kaur Dhillon convicted the ASIs Ajmer Singh and Bikram Singh, Head Constable Gurjant Singh and constable Sahib.

According to prosecution, the accused policemen had on July 21, 2004 detained Manjit Singh at Kot Ise Khan police station for three days and tortured him.

Manjit's wife Surjit Kaur petitioned the Women Rights Commission alleging that her husband was being illegally detained and tortured.

The Women Commission then marked the complaint to Vigilance Commission Punjab to enquire about the allegations made against the policemen.

After an enquiry, the Vigilance Commission held the four policemen guilty and accordingly the case was registered against them on July 29, 2005.

The court after going through the evidence and arguments of both the parties found them guilty and sentenced them to three years in jail.