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Last Updated: February 07, 2024, 17:51 IST
Singh approached SSP Chandigarh on November 16, 2023, regarding the matter, however, his complaint reportedly went unanswered.(Credit: Twitter)
As per the report, Naik Arvinder Singh is in the middle of a marital dispute with his estranged wife, who is a constable in Chandigarh Police and is posted in the same police station
An Indian Army personnel has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court after he was allegedly stripped, beaten up, and his turban removed on camera by Chandigarh police officials in November 2023.
Naik Arvinder Singh of the 10 Corps Signal Regiment claimed in his petition that cops at Chandigarh’s Sector 11 Police Station made to sign blank papers after threatening him with false cases.
The High Court has listed the matter for hearing on February 21, according to a report by Indian Express.
In its order dated February 1, the court ordered the Sector 11 police station to preserve the CCTV footage of November 12 last year– the day the incident took place.
As per the report, Naik Arvinder Singh is in the middle of a marital dispute with his estranged wife, who is a constable in Chandigarh Police and is posted in the same police station.
The soldier, posted in Bathinda, alleged that on November 12, 2023, he came to Mullanpur, near Chandigarh to meet his wife and infant son. There he was summoned to Mullanpur police station by Punjab Police Sub Inspector Paramjit Singh and was threatened and intimidated.
Naik Singh was then asked to go to the Sector 11 Police Station in Chandigarh, where he was subjected to physical and mental torture and asked to stay away from his wife, the soldier said in his petition.
The Army personnel named Inspector Malkit Singh, the station house officer of Sector 11 Police Station and Constable Sunil in his petition and claimed he was made to sign blank papers as well as write two statements after he was threatened with false NDPS and Arms Act cases.
He alleged that some individuals also thrashed him, removed his clothes, tossed his turban and recorded the torture on camera.
Singh approached SSP Chandigarh on November 16, 2023, regarding the matter, however, his complaint reportedly went unanswered.
As per the IE report, in January this year, Naik Singh’s Commanding Officer, Colonel Mrinal Mehta reportedly wrote to Chandigarh DGP saying the “incident had filled him with rage” and sought action against the ‘vagabond’ police officers as it was an insult to the Indian Army.
Naik Singh’s petition mentioned that his Commanding Officer’s complaint to the DGP was marked for inquiry to the same police station where he had been mistreated.
He approached the high court after his application on January 15, 2024, to SSP, Chandigarh Police, to mark the inquiry to an officer of the rank of DSP went unanswered.