Murder accused Major beaten up on the way to Tihar Jail
New Delhi : Army officer Major Nikhil Rai Handa, accused of murder murdering colleague's wife, has moved an application claiming that he was beaten up in a prison van en route to Tihar Jail.
The incident dates back to July 3 when he was produced in Patiala Court in Delhi. His lawyer said, "He was beaten up by some inmates and it seems there is a bigger issue involved. We have moved an application raising his security concerns and asked for a separate cell and van for his transportation."
Jail authorities have been asked to file a reply on the complaint. "Undertrial prisoner Handa was called and heard, where he informed that he was misbehaved with and manhandled by some unknown inmates in the jail van… the accused is lodged in Reception Ward meant for new inmates, and no other inmate from any other ward is permitted to enter… However, in view of his safety and security, he has been asked not to come out of his cell without permission or reason," said the jail superintendent.
Handa was arrested from Meerut after Shailza Dwivedi, wife of Major Amit Dwivedi, was found dead on June 23 near Delhi Cantonment Metro station.