NGO demands action against DGP (prisons)
LUDHIANA: Members of non-governmental organisation AntiCorruption Federation of India went on a 12- hour fast near Jagraon Bridge here on Tuesday, demanding that a criminal case be registered against director general of police (prisons) Shashi Kant for allegedly not revealing the names of drug peddlers.
Federation national general secretary Razaud- din Saifi lodged a complaint with the Ludhiana police commissioner that a criminal case be filed against Kant. Later, the federation members filed a complaint against Kant before chief judicial magistrate Muneesh Arora under Section 156(3) of the CRPC.
The magistrate adjourned the case and fixed March 7 as the date of hearing. He ordered the applicant to appear in the court of judicial magistrate first class Amarinder Pal Singh on March 7. “Shashi Kant says some influential persons are involved in the drug menace, but has refused to name them,” Saifi said. “This shows that he is hiding facts. He should disclose the names of the guilty.”
In his police complaint, Saifi stated that Kant “deliberately” helped drug peddlers escape the law. Naresh Dhall, state president of the federation, said Kant was “shielding” the drug mafia by not revealing the names.