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Custody death: GRP still to act on child panel order

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 - 7:30am IST | Agency: dna

The government railway police (GRP) has yet to take action following an order by the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) on the alleged sexual abuse of a minor in police custody.

The CWC had directed the railway police to register an FIR in the case and submit a report by June 14.

The ACP (Harbour Line) informed the CWC that the complaints of sexual abuse were being probed by the state CID.

Meanwhile, Sufiyan Khan, one of the accused in a theft case along with Agnelo Valdaris, who died in custody, claimed that he received threats from an informer for accusing GRP personnel of sexual abuse.

Khan and Valdaris were arrested in April along with Irfan Hajam and a minor in a chain-snatching case. After being released on bail, Khan, Hajam and the minor wrote to the state CID that all of them were sexually abused and tortured while in the custody of Wadala railway police.

Khan said that he and his friends were being threatened with dire consequences and that they would be implicated in serious cases if they did not withdraw their complaint.

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