Two Men, Hours of Custodial Torture for Questioning Police Action
On 25 August 2019, Amar, a 19-year-old accountant was having a cigarette outside a tea shop near his house when two men approached him. Dressed in casual clothes, one of them tapped Amar’s right shoulder from behind. As he turned, the other man gripped his left arm tightly and started dragging him towards a white Mahindra Scorpio….
Pushed into the car, Amar started crying in fear. It was only after the car left the area that the two men revealed their identity. “Tu police se panga lega? Tu dekh, ab kya hota hai! (You dared to mess with the police? Now you see what we’ll do to you!)”
Amar realised that he had been nabbed by the police for something he had done two weeks earlier: Shoot a video of two constables extorting protection money from drug peddlers and street hawkers. Amar was apprehended by two policemen, who were not even in uniform, in broad daylight….