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Court seeks Mandoli jail authorities'' reply on transfer of accused alleging beating

Source: , Posted On:   11 December 2020

Court seeks Mandoli jail authorities'' reply on transfer of accused alleging beating

 

New Delhi, Dec 11 (PTI) A Delhi court Friday sought reply of the Mandoli jail authorities on whether an accused in a north east Delhi riots case, who alleged that he was badly beaten by the prison officials, can be transferred to another prison.

Tanveer Malik, arrested in the case related to the communal violence in Dayalpur area in February this year, alleged that the incident happened on December 8 and he was not taken to the hospital for medical examination.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Dinesh Kumar directed the Jail Superintendent to complete the inquiry in the matter as soon as possible after the prison authorities sought more time.

The jail authorities in their reply said Tanveer was taken to a hospital and has been given treatment from a hospital. They sought more time to complete the inquiry on the allegations.

During the hearing, Tanveer further alleged that he has not been given any food since yesterday and the jail officials have been threatening him to enter into a compromise otherwise they would make his life difficult inside the prison.

The court directed the Jail Superintendent to conduct an inquiry on the fresh allegations also.

“Copy of this order be sent to the Jail Superintendent concerned with direction to complete the inquiry as soon as possible and file the report before the court. Further, the Jail Superintendent is also directed to make inquiry in fresh allegations of the inmate. He shall also file a reply whether the accused can be transferred to some other jail in view of his allegations,” it said in its order.

The court put up the matter for further hearing on December 18.

It had earlier directed the Jail Superintendent to get Tanveer medically examined from a government hospital before filing the report.

The court in its earlier order had noted the names of the officials against whom allegations have been made by the accused.

It was alleged that the Head Warden, wardens along with their associates had beaten the accused.

He had further claimed that Assistant Superintendent was also present at that time.

Tanveer had alleged his medico-legal case was prepared in the Out-Patient Department (OPD) and he was not taken to the hospital for medical examination. He complained of severe pain and being unable to eat meals even.

The court in the order had also noted the allegation that money was demanded from him and the Deputy Superintendent had threatened him to implicate him in a false case of smuggling items inside the jail if he made any complaint to any one.

He had prayed that proper medical treatment be provided to him and sought an inquiry on the incident and to punish the culprits.

The incident came to light when advocate Salim Malik, appearing for the accused, informed the court on December 8 that Tanveer has been allegedly beaten inside the jail and was badly injured.

The counsel said he came to know of the incident through the accused''s father.

Communal violence had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after clashes between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured. PTI URD SA

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