HC asks Delhi police to cough up Rs 50,000

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New Delhi, Feb 25 (UNI) Delhi High Court today ordered the Delhi Police to cough up Rs 50,000 as fine for illegally detaining a youth for two days.

Hearing a petition of Keshav Kumar, Justice S N dhingra allowed his plea for compensation and ordered the Commissioner of Police to find the erring policemen and hold them accountable.

Mincing no words, Justice Dhingra said the police had colluded with the criminals to subvert the law.

Petitioner Kumar was detained by police in Tihar Jail for two days on July 16, 2006.

Keshav allegedly had a minor dispute with Karampura-resident Ashok Kumar.

Known to be a man of dubious character, Ashok allegedly got the police to teach Keshav a lesson by keeping him in prison for two days.


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