An inmate of Modern Jail Kapurthala died on Friday at Civil Hospital Kapurthala .Family of the deceased has alleged that he was tortured by the CIA Staff of Jalandhar .Baljit Ram was sent to judicial custody on 31st July and he was sent to Kapurthala jail on the same day . He was booked under NDPS Act by Jalandhar Rural CIA Staff Police.The family of the deceased created ruckus in the Civil Hospital and alleged that he was given third degree torture by the police .
Jaswinder Kaur wife of Baljit Ram told media persons that he was picked by the police from Workshop Chonk Jalandhar and later on police booked him under NDPS Act . “They kept him in CIA lockup and tortured him .We went to Kapurthala Jail to meet him yesterday but we weren’t allowed to meet him.We asked jail officers to admit him in hospital as his condition was serious but they didn’t listen to us and he died today “Jaswinder Kaur said .
Jalandhar Rural CIA Staff Police denied the allegations put by the family.”We arrested him on 30th and recovered 1 kg of Poppy Husk from him.He was habitual of consuming poppy husk and was on medication.We bought medicine for him after getting him checked at Civil Hospital Jalandhar on 31st July .Then he was produced in the courts and we sent him to Kapurthala Jail as per court’s orders” Investigating Officer ASI Harjinder Singh told Daily Post correspondent.
Kapurthala police handed over the body of the deceased to the family.
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