Nishka Srinivas Veluvali –

Published On: December 2, 2021 at 19:30 IST

The Delhi Court has asked an Action Taken Report (ATR) from the police officials with link to the Plea filed by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Commandant requesting a registration of First Information Report (FIR) against two inspectors and an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer alleging that they had tortured him in the Custody in 2019.

Siddhant Sihag, Metropolitan Magistrate; passed an Order on the Petition filed by Commandant Ranjan Pratap Singh, alleged that no action has taken place since his complaint before Delhi Police on 20 October 2021.

The Court on 1 December 2021 told the Delhi Police to put forth their response to the Plea and reserved the matter for 15 December.

Mr. Ranjan in Plea claimed that he was put through ‘third-degree custodial torture’ at the Lodhi Colony Police Station for almost three days in October 2019. 

Mr. Ranjan was arrested under the Charge of planting drugs in the car of the IAS officer’s husband and then falsely inculpating him in the case. He also claimed that the IAS officer who had known him mendaciously persuaded him to go to the Police station past midnight and wrongfully confined him and tortured him in Custody for getting the desired confession to save her husband.

The Petition stated that he is beaten with the beastly police methods also with ‘lathis’ and ‘patas’ in intervals. In due process, the Petitioner lost his senses after which the inspectors got his signatures on blank sheets and a few papers without his knowledge.

The Medico-Legal Case (MLC) reports provided by the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) hospital clearly state that the complainant was “externally injured” as he had claimed in this Plea.

The Petitioner had gained access to the information and documents to register the complaint at the Delhi police but everything went in vain.

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