A contempt of court petition has been filed in the district court here against three senior Haryana Police officers for not complying with a court order for medical examination of Maruti Suzuki workers arrested following the violence in the plant in July last. The court on Saturday ordered show-cause notices to three.

The petition has been filed by Maruti Suzuki Workers Union general-secretary Sarabjit Singh in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Rajesh Sharma against Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Maheswar Dayal, Assistant Commissioner of Police Ravinder Tomar and Station House Officer (Manesar) Om Prakash Bisnoi.

The complainant, who is in judicial custody at present, in his petition said he, along with nine office-bearers of the union, was arrested on August 1 last.

The complainant further said he and a dozen workers were tortured in police custody and they all later moved an application before the court to get their medical examination done by a board of doctors.

The court on August 31 directed the respondents to get medical examination of the complainant and 12 others done, but the three police officers did not take any step to get the court orders implemented, said the complaint.

After waiting for two weeks, the complainant and the others moved another application before the court seeking directions to the Chief Medical Officer (Gurgaon) to constitute a medical board to examine the complainant and 12 others, said the petition filed under Section 3 of Contempt of Court Act, 1971. The medical examination was conducted on September 21 last.

The complainant further said that the respondents were directly monitoring the investigation and were aware of the court proceedings and the State Counsel was also appearing on each hearing.

The complaint further said that the respondents deliberately and intentionally did not comply with the court order of August 31, and committed the criminal contempt of court.

The court has posted the matter for hearing on February 16.