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Purohit being tortured, says father-in-law

November 13, 2008 20:08 IST

Lt Col Srikant Prasad Purohit, arrested for his alleged involvement in Malegaon blast, is being tortured in police custody, his father-in-law alleged today.

In an application filed before the Chief Judicial Magistrate's court Nashik, the army official's father-in-law Vilas Dalvi alleged that Purohit's finger was broken during interrogation and he had injury marks all over his body due to the torture he had to endure.

He has sought that Purohit be exempted from police custody. Dalvi has also sought that a team of five doctors consisting of two army doctors, two independent doctors and one government doctor examine Purohit.

Purohit is among 10 persons arrested for their alleged involvement in the September 29 Malegaon blast in which six persons were killed and about 80 injured.

The serving Army officer, who was taken from Panchmarhi in MP for questioning and then arrested, is in police custody till November 15.

Scientific tests like polygraph, brain mapping and narco-analysis have been performed on Purohit.

The application filed is likely to come up for hearing on November 15 since the judge is presently on leave.

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