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Will probe Mohammed Faisal torture allegations if complaint made: Shamli SP

A Rajasthan-based lawyer, Mohammed Faisal, says he visited Shamli to help anti-CAA protesters but was arrested on trumped-up charges. The city's police superintendent says his allegations of custodial torture will be investigated if a complaint is made.

Will probe Mohammed Faisal torture allegations if complaint made: Shamli SP

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kota-based lawyer says he was tortured in UP Police custody
  • Says he was electrocuted several times, vows to take cops to court
  • If such a complaint is made, it 'absolutely' gets probed: SP

A Rajasthan-based lawyer says the Uttar Pradesh Police tortured him after arresting him on trumped-up charges when he recently travelled to Shamli -- but the city's top cop says he's received no such complaint.

The lawyer, Mohammed Faisal, says he was in Shamli to provide legal assistance to protesters oppposing the Citizenship Amendment Act, or CAA.

He claims the police subjected him to physical and mental abuse -- including by electrocuting him multiple times.

Shamli SP Vineet Jaisawal said Faisal's case could be related to action taken at the Kairana station.

His allegations will be investigated if a complaint is made, Jaisawal told India Today TV.

"If there is any such thing, then they can inform the court as well when they are produced, that I have received such injuries or [they] can complain in the jail as well -- [a] medical happens," he said.

"If there is something, then it will be looked into. Absolutely. When any such complaint is made, then it absolutely gets investigated."

Mohammed Faisal says the UP Police accused him of being from the Popular Front of India, and of coming from West Bengal to spread violence.

He says he will take the UP Police to court.

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