NEW DELHI: Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi today assured action in the "mysterious" death of a man while being taken to a police station in North Delhi's Nand Nagri, a day after the District Magistrate probing the case suspected "use of force" by the cops.
"A judicial inquiry has been initiated into the case. Whatever action is required will be taken," Bassi said.
The District Magistrate had yesterday not ruled out "use of force" by the cops. He said he was also probing why the victim's wife was allegedly made to stay at police station till late night.
Sources said that in his interim findings, DM (Shahdara) Abhishek Singh has termed the death of Shanu Shahnawaz Chaudhary (35) "unnatural" and the role of 12-13 police personnel who took him to hospital is under the scanner.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has ordered a magisterial probe into the death of Chaudhary after area MLA Rajendra Gautam and locals complained the Delhi government about the incident.
Chaudhary died on Monday under "mysterious circumstances" while being taken to a police station, after he intervened in a fight between a couple and police.
Singh had said his report was almost complete and he has taken a video into congnisance in which the role of police was allegedly questionable and that it was a part of his investigation.
"There are two aspects which are being investigated in the case. Firstly, there are allegations that police had resorted to use of force and there was negligence on their part which led to the death of Chaudhary.
"The other aspect is the wife of the victim was made to stay at the police station in till 2:30 AM. Whether the police had authority to do so or not. These aspects are being investigated," the DM had told reporters here.