Boy rescued from police station

Boy rescued from police station

Lost and found:  Bangalore City Police Commissioner Jyoti Prakash Mirji, Additional  Commissioner (Law and Order) Sunil Kumar and West Division Deputy Commissioner of  Police Siddramappa take a look at the recovered goods on Tuesday. DH Photo

Commission Chairperson Nina P Nayak said they found the 16-year-old boy handcuffed and chained to the window grills. “The boy was in great pain. He stood up and showed several bruises on his torso, arms and legs,” she said.

The boy told the Commission members that he had been picked up by police on December 17 at 9.30 pm near his house in Sadiq Layout, Thaneersandra, while he was on his way to a pharmacy to purchase medicines as he had undergone a minor surgery the previous day. The boy said he was badly beaten by the policemen at the station. His parents tried to meet him on Sunday morning, but were unsuccessful.

The boy’s father, a welder, said no reason was given by the police for taking the boy into custody. The station inspector, K Nanjunde Gowda, claimed the boy was picked up only on Tuesday morning for inquiry into a pending case at another police station.

The boy was produced before the Juvenile Justice Board. The Commission has directed the inspector to submit to it all records pertaining to the detention of the minor on December 21. A complaint has been lodged with the State Human Rights Commission by the human rights organisation, South India Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring.

Property recovered

The West Division police claimed to have recovered stolen property worth Rs 2.3 crore by arresting 119 people in the last few months. The arrests led to the detection of 189 cases.

Jnanabharathi police arrested four persons, including a cameraman of a Kannada news channel, on charges of theft and recovered a car and 50 gram jewellery. Rajaram, 29, Kumar, 23, Lokesh and Nandeesh (both 21) were arrested by the police. Rajaram worked with the channel till recently.

The suspects allegedly barged into the house of Manjula, a resident of ‘D’ Group Layout, in the night a few days ago. They threw chilli powder into her eyes and absconded with the valuables.

In another incident, the Byatarayanapura police arrested Amruth, 24, and recovered cameras and other electronic gadgets worth Rs eight lakh. Police said Amruth would contact the people who advertise about selling their cameras or other electronic gadgets. He would then request them to bring their gadgets to a bus stand as he wanted to buy them.

Once the victims arrived, he would take the gadgets on the pretext of checking them. He would then ask them to board a bus feigning urgency and would even pay them money to buy tickets. Amruth would flee with the gadgets when the victims were busy buying tickets, police said.

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