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Posted at: Nov 4, 2015, 1:36 AM; last updated: Nov 4, 2015, 1:36 AM (IST)

Sikh leaders harden stance as brothers allege police torture

Cops harassed us to admit to crime: Brothers

  • Rupinder Singh and his brother Jaswinder Singh have accused the Moga and Faridkot police of using third degree torture on them to "force" them to admit to the crime

Demand for action against guilty cops

  • Sikh leaders Panthpreet Singh and Baljit Singh Daduwal demanded strict legal action against the guilty police officers

SSP says the duo was only questioned

  • Sukhwinder Singh Mann, SSP, Faridkot, says the interrogation was limited only to their questioning which was based on the telephonic conversation Rupinder had with some persons abroad

Balwant Garg

Tribune News Service

Faridkot, November 3

A day after the release of Rupinder Singh and his brother Jaswinder Singh, a number of Sikh religious leaders and supporters today visited their house at Punjgrain Khurd village in Moga.

The brothers accused the Moga and Faridkot police of using third degree torture on them to force them to admit to the offence of desecrating a “bir”.

Rupinder Singh alleged they were arrested on early hours on October 17. “The Mehna police in Moga and CIA staff in Faridkot kept us in illegal custody for three days and applied cruel methods of torture on us before showing our arrest on October 20,” he alleged.

Sikh leaders Panthpreet Singh and Baljit Singh Daduwal demanded strict legal action against the guilty police officers.

Sukhwinder Singh Mann, SSP, Faridkot, denied having tortured the brothers and keeping them in illegal custody. “The interrogation was limited only to their questioning which was based on the telephone conversation Rupinder had with some persons abroad,” he said.

The leaders said the demand for conducting lie detector test on “innocent brothers” was ridiculous.

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