Look into video of two men paraded naked: HC to DGP - ECAS Punjab

Look into video of two men paraded naked: HC to DGP

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Saurabh Malik

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 22

About a year after a video showing a teenager and two others being paraded naked by the police went viral, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday asserted it was enough to make heads hang in shame before asking the Director General of Police to look into the matter.

"The facts, as mentioned in the petition along with the documents, should make us hang our head in shame that we are living in a society allowing such things to happen by an official of the police department, respondent-inspector Baljinder Singh, at the behest of an influential person, respondent-Rajvir Singh for their own motives," Justice Nirmaljit Kaur said.

Referring to a press release issued on April 18 by the DGP's office, Justice Nirmaljit Kaur observed an inquiry had been assigned to Inspector General of Police (Ludhiana range) Jaskaran Singh.

"It appears that in spite of the same, nothing has been done to date," Justice Nirmaljit Kaur added, while issuing a notice of motion to the state, the DGP, the inspector and other respondents.

The directions came on a petition filed by Jagpal Singh and other petitioners through counsel DS Sobti and Guninder Singh Brar. Directing the placing of the matter before the DGP, Justice Nirmaljit Kaur added he could appoint a special investigation team (SIT), if required, which would be given time-bound directions to submit its report. Thereafter, the DGP would examine the report before issuing appropriate directions and initiating necessary action as required in pursuance to the inquiry report.

"Needless to say that proper procedure, in accordance with law, shall be followed. The report of the investigating agency appointed by the DGP, along with the directions and the action taken, shall be placed before this court on the next date of hearing," Justice Nirmaljit Kaur asserted.

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