Bassi promises action in Nand Nagri death case
Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi on Friday assured action in the “mysterious” death of a man while being taken to a police station in North Delhi’s Nand Nagri, a day after the District Magistrate probing the case suspected “use of force” by the cops.
“A judicial inquiry has been initiated into the case. Whatever action is required will be taken,” Bassi said.
The District Magistrate had on Thursday not ruled out “use of force” by the cops. He said he was also probing why the victim’s wife was allegedly made to stay at police station till late night. Sources said that in his interim findings, DM (Shahdara) Abhishek Singh has termed the death of <g data-gr-id="16">Shanu</g> Shahnawaz Chaudhary (35) “unnatural” and the role of 12-13 police personnel who took him to hospital is under the scanner.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has ordered a magisterial probe into the death of Chaudhary after area MLA Rajendra Gautam and locals complained the Delhi government about the incident.
Chaudhary died on Monday under “mysterious circumstances” while being taken to a police station, after he intervened in a fight between a couple and police.
DCW chief meets family
DCW chief Swati Maliwal on Friday met the family of a man who died under “mysterious” circumstances while being taken to a police station in northEast Delhi’s Nand Nagri area after he tried to intervene in a <g data-gr-id="34">road-side</g> scuffle between a couple. “Maliwal today met the family members of <g data-gr-id="35">Shanu</g> Shahnawaz Chaudhary (35) at their home and also heard out his wife. A DCW official said Maliwal was likely to write to Delhi police seeking to know as to why the victim’s wife was allegedly made to stay at police station till late night.