Delhi High Court has directed the Superintendent of Rohini Central Prison to look into the complaint filed by an undertrial prisoner (UTP) alleging violence committed by certain jail officials and other inmates.
The Single Bench of Justice Rekha Palli has also asked the concerned Superintendent to provide necessary protection and medical treatment to the complaining prisoner.
The order has come in a writ petition seeking a direction to be issued to the Superintendent of Rohini prison to ensure supervised treatment to the Petitioner for the injuries sustained by him owing to the alleged attacks against him.
While asking for the retrieval of CCTV footage, the Petitioner had also demanded for the Superintendent to take appropriate preventive measures against the possible occurrences of such incidents in future.
The Petitioner submitted that his family was made aware of the fact that he is being threatened and ill-treated by another prison inmate namely one Shri Saddam Gori, in collusion with some jail officials, namely Shri Subhash, Shri Nitin Bhardwaj and Shri Naidu.
It was further argued that the aforesaid officials had beaten up the Petitioner so severely in the past that he suffered grave injuries as a result thereof, for which he is neither being given any treatment nor the requisite protection.
Appearing for the state, Ms Kamna Vohra argued that allegations levelled by the Petitioner are wholly unsubstantiated.
In the interest of justice, the court directed the Superintendent to:
'... look into the Petitioner's complaint and in case it is found that the petitioner was/is being ill-treated or harassed by Mr.Saddam Gori or any jail officer, appropriate action be taken against them.'
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