PIL filed in SC for judicial probe in excesses by ATS against Sadh

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New Delhi, Nov 26 (UNI) A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court today seeking a judicial inquiry into the allegations of torture and humiliation made by Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur against Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) officials during the investigation of Malegaon blast case.

The Sadhvi is one of the main accused in Malegaon conspiracy case which took place in 2006.

The Sadhvi, in her affidavit filed in the court of the Special Judge in Maharashtra, has alleged that she was forced to watch obscene CDs by the ATS officials who also allegedly threatened to strip her naked.

NHRC has also sought report from ATS on the allegations made by Sadhvi.

Other accused in the case like Lt Col Purohit and Ramesh Chandra Upadhyay have also made allegations of torture and humiliation by the ATS officials during their interrogation when they were taken on police remand.

According to the Petitioner, allegations made by Sadhvi are very serious and call for thorough investigation through judicial inquiry and if ATS officials are found guilty then strict action should be taken against them.

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