Paramjit Singh was held by the CBI in September 2014 on the complaint of Narottam Kumar, an autorickshaw driver, who told CBI that accused Singh of Traffic Police had demanded a bribe of Rs 1,200 from him for not harassing and challaning his autorickshaw.
Loharu’s Indian National Lok Dal MLA Om Prakash Gaura, Aam Aadmi Party state president Naveen Jaihind and other political leaders met Ranbir’s family and assured them support. Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Kiran Choudhry too extended her support to the bereaved family.
The apex court had on August 5 expressed displeasure that several states had not yet appointed the board of visitors who regularly inspect prisons to ensure that they are being run in accordance with rules.
The latest data on the inmate deaths recently submitted by the union government before the Supreme Court has revealed that Punjab has the second highest number of deaths of jail inmates in the country.