CJM rejects Royal Singh application seeking medical examination

Nagar Singh house firing case

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Apr 26: In the much publicized Nagar Singh house firing case, CJM Jammu Amarjeet Singh Langeh has rejected the application seeking medical examination through registered medical practitioner and bodily check-up of one Royal Singh, who is stated to be an under-trial.
It is alleged in the application that on 17th/18th of April, 2021, applicant was brought on remand by Police Station Gandhi Nagar for interrogation and when his father met him, he found him injured as a result of beating.
After hearing both the sides, CJM observed, “bare perusal of photocopies of the record of medical examination of applicant Royal Singh in police hospital Jammu would show that he was examined by doctor concerned on three occasions. Firstly on 17.04.2021, then on 21.04.2021 and finally on 22.04.2021 and he was found fit at the time of examination on all three occasions”.
“Although Supreme Court has time and again re-iterated that custodial torture is a brutal act and thus un-acceptable in a civilized society, in the case in hand, however, while applicant aggressively asserted that he has been subjected to torture during police custody, the record of his medical examination conducted on three occasions, indeed only counters this assertion of applicant”, the CJM said.
“The allegations in the application seem to be far short of prima facie veracity and this application therefore does not merit acceptance”, the CJM added.