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Nodeep Kaur: I was brutally beaten at police station | Chandigarh News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Incarcerated labour activist Nodeep Kaur claimed on Monday in a bail plea before the Punjab and Haryana HC that the Sonipat police “beat her black and blue” at the police station after her arrest in a “false” case of attempted murder and extortion.
Nodeep (24) also said she was taken into custody in the absence of women police personnel and that no medical examination, mandated under Section 54 of the CrPC, was conducted after her arrest. Nodeep, who belongs to Punjab, is currently in Karnal district jail.
In the plea, Nodeep claimed she was targeted primarily for two reasons – an alleged nexus between the Sonipat police and Kundli Industrial Area Association and the successful mobilisation by the Majdoor Adhikar Sanghatan, a group fighting for labourers’ rights in Kundli industrial area, in support of the farmers’ movement. She claimed the labourers’ support for the farmers’ agitation had irked the administration.
The activist accused the Sonipat police of making deliberate attempts to curb the unionisation of workers through its improper links with the Kundli Industrial Area Association (KIA). The plea came up for hearing on Monday before Justice Avneesh Jhingan who adjourned the matter to February 24 when Haryana is to file a comprehensive reply on the issue of her harassment by police and her plea for bail.

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