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Update in branding case

February 28, 2006 | Comments Off on Update in branding case

On February 24, the Punjab police registered a criminal case regarding the branding of Narinder Singh, a man under trial. Narinder Singh had alleged in court on February 21 that this jailers had branded him using hot metal. Senior Superintendent of Police Amardeep Singh said that the deputy superintendent of police would conduct an inquiry into the […]

There have been three recent cases of custodial death and torture in Punjab reported in the Punjab media. On February 20, Harjeet Singh of Niko Sarai village died under police custody after enduring severe torture. Harjeet Singh and his brother, Nirmal Singh, had been taken into illegal custody by police on February 11 and tortured; […]

SS Virk reveals police falsely tagged unidentified bodies

February 23, 2006 | Comments Off on SS Virk reveals police falsely tagged unidentified bodies

A recent article by IBN Live highlighted the problem of faked police encounters during the counter-insurgency in Punjab. KPS Gill, the director-general of Punjab police at the time, was responsible for the police campaign of torture, enforced disappearances, and killings. Branded conveniently as terrorists, hundreds of innocent men fall prey to police bullets during the […]

Police to reopen Gujarat cases

February 9, 2006 | Comments Off on Police to reopen Gujarat cases

The action-taken report of the inquiry committee investigating the 2002 Gujarat pogroms against Muslims has revealed that the police will reopen cases relating to the pogroms. In addition to reopening 1,594 cases regarding the 2002 pogroms, the police will also probe 41 police officials for failing to adequately investigate the cases. The court also ordered […]