Delhi Police deny charge they had ‘illegally’ detained in Punjab cousin of Lakha Sidhana

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Delhi Police deny charge they had 'illegally' detained in Punjab cousin of Lakha Sidhana

New Delhi, April 12

Delhi Police on Monday refuted allegations that they had “illegally” detained gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana’s cousin Gurdeep Singh in Punjab, at the same time as a staff of its Special Cell questioned him.

Sidhana is needed by Delhi Police in reference to the Republic Day violence in the nationwide capital, when 1000’s of protesting farmers, who reached ITO from the Ghazipur border, clashed with the police. Many of the protesters, driving tractors, reached the Red Fort and entered the monument, the place a spiritual flag was additionally hoisted. Over 500 police personnel have been injured in the violence.

In an announcement, the police mentioned it’s learnt that allegations and misinformation are being propagated on the social media concerning the detention of one Gurdeep Singh alias Mundi by a Delhi Police staff in Punjab.

Several instances have been registered by Delhi Police in reference to the Republic Day violence, a big quantity of suspects have been examined and about 160 accused belonging to Delhi and a number of other different states arrested. Sidhana is needed in some of these instances and is intentionally evading arrest, the assertion mentioned.

According to the police, on April 8, a Special Cell staff that was shifting in the neighborhood of Patiala in search of Sidhana, questioned Singh. He was requested in regards to the presence and actions of Sidhana and thereafter, he was relieved with a course to look and be part of investigation as and when required.

“The investigation is being conducted as per law and in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure. It is relevant to note that no allegation of assault or mistreatment has been made by any of the 160 accused arrested by Delhi Police in these cases so far,” the assertion mentioned.

“The allegations pertaining to illegal detention and physical assault are strongly denied as being false, baseless and an afterthought to put pressure on the investigating teams,” it added. PTI

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