New Delhi, Sep 8: The Delhi High Court today summoned Deputy Comissioner of Police(DCP) Sharad Agarwal to explain the reason behind registering an alleged false case against four youths and keeping them in illegal custody for four months.
Justice Kailash Gambhir directed DCP Agarwal to remain present for the next date of hearing on September 26, as the case was of serious nature, which involved fundamental rights -- liberty and freedom of the citizens.
The youths approached the court to quash an FIR against them, which they say is false and fabricated.
According to lawyers Ajay Kumar Pipania and Parvez Kumar, the four boys were picked up by police(Uttam Nagar) in March this year claiming that they had kidnapped a boy. The FIR was registered aginst them and were put behind bars.
Deepak Kumar, Deepak, Sujit and Panna Lal were detained by police for kidnapping one RajKumar.
Rajkumar told the court today that the four arrested were his friends and were picked up by police on a complaint lodged against a by-stander, who was against someone else.
Police did not verify the facts and put the boys behind bars. Mr Kumar said the high-handedness of police is increasing as innocent people are being implicated and their extortion racket is flourishing.
Justice Gambhir said the matter required a serious probe and directed the DCP to be present in the court with the status report on the next date of hearing.