Addressing a gathering at the NDMC convention centre, he also spoke about prisons in other states, saying their conditions were “precarious” and “Article 21 does not exist in the premises of these jails”.
While the 22-year-old wrestler was arrested on April 5 and charged with kidnapping, the 14-year-old was taken back to his family — though he told police he had left of his own free will, officers said.
In 2016, the Delhi government had moved a notification banning glass coated manjha (kite string), popularly known as Chinese manjha, and in 2017, the National Green Tribunal ordered a total ban on manjha made of nylon or any synthetic material.
Kumar said his wife Neelam was suffering from a kidney stone and after a series of medical examinations, he was asked to get her operated upon. After finding out the operation in a private hospital would cost around Rs 2 lakh, he looked for alternatives.
Police said machine parts were uncased in the unit and added that the labourers, who were untrained to operate the machinery, were made to work without any protective gear like gloves, boots or face masks.
Himmat is among five stallions whose retirement applications have been moved forward recently — a development that will bring down the strength of the Delhi Police mounted unit to a historic low of 17 horses, against a sanctioned strength of 95.