Terrorist Branded On Back, Alleges Punjab Prisoner, Probe Ordered

Terrorist Branded On Back, Alleges Punjab Prisoner, Probe Ordered

The prisoner has also accused jail authorities of mistreatment and failure to deliver clinical care


An undertrial prisoner in Punjab’s Barnala district has accused the jail superintendent of torture and branding the phrase ‘aatankwadi‘, or terrorist, on his back again.

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has requested a comprehensive probe into the declare.

The prisoner – 28-yr-previous Karamjit Singh – made the allegation at a court docket in Mansa district, in which a situation submitted under the NDPS (Narcotic Medicines and Psychotropic Substances Act) was becoming read.

“The problem of inmates is deplorable. Men and women diagnosed with AIDS and hepatitis are not kept in different wards, and any time I attempted raising the difficulty of unwell-procedure, the jail superintendent would defeat me,” he claimed.

The jail superintendent, Balbir Singh, has denied all prices, and dismissed Karamjit Singh as a “repeat offender who has a habit of sharing concocted stories.

“He faces trial beneath 11 situations, ranging from NDPS Act to murder, and now he is creating these allegations since he is upset with us… we maintain exploring the barracks and past time we located a cell cell phone in his barrack…. even when he was lodged in Sangrur district,” he stated.

The superintendent even more claimed Karamjit Singh experienced when even escaped from law enforcement custody.


the prisoner who was allegedly branded is 28-year-aged Karamjit Singh, accused in drug and murder circumstances

Deputy Main Minister Randhawa has purchased ADGP (Jails) PK Sinha to perform an in-depth inquiry and have out a healthcare assessment of the prisoner. A senior officer – Tajinder Singh Maur, the DIG (Ferozepur) – has been appointed as the investigating officer, and will begin inquiries right now.

“Karamjit Singh, a prisoner of Barnala Jail, has accused team of writing objectionable text on his overall body. In look at of this orders have been issued to perform an in-depth probe,” a rough translation of his tweet, which was in Punjabi, browse.

Meanwhile, Akali Dal spokesperson Manjinder Sirsa has slammed the ruling Congress government around the “significant violation of human legal rights”.

“Malicious intent of Congress governing administration to paint Sikhs as terrorists! Punjab Law enforcement beats undertrial Sikh prisoner and engraves term ‘atwadi‘ on his again. We desire fast suspension of jail superintendent and demanding motion for human rights violation,” Mr Sirsa reported very last evening.

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