SP among 6 policemen booked on charge of torturing advocate in custody in Punjab

Updated: Sep 26 2023 6:51PM

Chandigarh, Sep 26 (PTI) A superintendent of police and five other policemen have been booked for subjecting a lawyer in their custody to torture that included forcing him into sex with a co-accused, according to an FIR registered in Punjab's Muktsar district.

Lawyers affiliated with the Bar Association of Punjab and Haryana High Court abstained from work Tuesday, demanding the policemen's dismissal and arrest.

The advocate and another man were arrested September 14 following a complaint by the Crime Investigation Agency's In-Charge Raman Kumar Kamboj in which he alleged that the lawyers had assaulted a police team, tearing the officers' uniforms.