Court orders probe into custody torture case
The Gurgaon sessions court has ordered an inquiry into the alleged third degree torture of a 32-year-old city-based businessman in police custody in August last year. Deevakar Anand reports.gurgaon Updated: Apr 21, 2012 01:49 IST
The Gurgaon sessions court has ordered an inquiry into the alleged third degree torture of a 32-year-old city-based businessman in police custody in August last year.
Additional sessions judge Naresh Kumar, while hearing the petition on Thursday, ordered that an officer of the rank of deputy superintendent of police or above in the vigilance department should investigate and submit a report by Saturday.
The victim, Jitendra Gupta, a resident of DLF City, was arrested under the Arms Act and remanded to police custody on August 8 last year. On August 11, he bore nine injuries on his body.
The court of chief judicial magistrate had ordered a medical examination, which confirmed torture.
The victim alleged that Babu Lal, the then SHO of DLF City Phase 2 police station, and investigating officer Yashveer tortured him and demanded R5 lakh bribe to set him free.
His family claimed that they had a property dispute with some villagers of Nathupur village who wanted to purchase their land and the police was hand in glove with them.
While Gupta is on bail, the police have been denying the charges and claiming he is using pressure tactics.