A magistrate court here on Tuesday remanded Devinder Singh alias Bunty Chor to 14 days in judicial custody on the charge of burglary.
He told the magistrate that the police had assaulted him in judicial custody.
The magistrate recorded his statement and ordered that he be medically examined at the General Hospital. The doctors there reportedly gave a statement that they found no contusions or bruises on the suspect’s body that pointed to assault or any other application of blunt force.
The police also thwarted Devinder’s two attempts to speak to the media. One plainclothesman cupped his mouth while another hustled him into a van.
In special sub jail
At the General Hospital, two officers physically prevented him from addressing waiting television channel cameramen and reporters. The police later committed him to the special sub-jail on the Central Prison premises. The police had secured Devinder’s custody from Pune on Saturday after they named him as the prime accused in the case relating to the theft of an expensive car and other valuables from the house of a businessman in the city.