NGO de­mands ac­tion against DGP (pris­ons)

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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.

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