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HC asks DGP to file reply on plea alleging inaction by police

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 13

Nearly 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 has asked the Director General of Police (DGP) and other official respondents to file “regular replies on affidavit” on the petition seeking a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Justice Sudip Ahluwalia also directed the issuance of notices to two police officers “in their private capacity” after Jagpal Singh and other petitioners through counsel GS Brar sought directions to make them parties. The main grievance of the petitioner was directed against the two police officers. As such, they were necessary parties in the case, Justice Ahluwalia said.

Brar asserted on the petitioners’ behalf that the DGP, after the issuance of notice on their earlier plea, initiated an inquiry by forming a special investigation team.

The inquiry was conducted and recommendation for registration of an FIR only against Inspector Baljinder Singh and Constable Varun Kumar was made. After the registration of the FIR, the SIT was not showing any interest in the investigation of the case.

Efforts were not being made earlier to arrest the accused nominated in the FIR. Even raids were not being conducted by the police, the plea said.

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