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 group of its Special Cell questioned him.
Sidhana is needed by Delhi Police in reference to the Republic Day violence in the nationwide capital, when hundreds 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 non secular flag was additionally hoisted. Over 500 police personnel had been injured in the violence.
In an announcement, the police stated it’s learnt that allegations and misinformation are being propagated on the social media concerning the detention of 1 Gurdeep Singh alias Mundi by a Delhi Police group in Punjab.
Several circumstances had been registered by Delhi Police in reference to the Republic Day violence, numerous suspects have been examined and about 160 accused belonging to Delhi and a number of other different states arrested. Sidhana is needed in a few of these circumstances and is intentionally evading arrest, the assertion stated.
According to the police, on April 8, a Special Cell group that was transferring 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 route to look and be a part of investigation as and when required.
“The investigation is being performed as per legislation and in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure. It is related to notice that no allegation of assault or mistreatment has been made by any of the 160 accused arrested by Delhi Police in these circumstances thus far,” the assertion stated.
“The allegations pertaining to unlawful detention and bodily assault are strongly denied as being false, baseless and an afterthought to place strain on the investigating groups,” it added. PTI