Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has sought a
reply from two officers attached to Matunga police station for
allegedly detaining a person illegally for over 20 hours last
According to Abhaychandra Yadav (28), the petitioner, he
was illegally detained and beaten by Senior Police Inspector
Deshmukh and police sub-inspector Arjun Sawant.
Yadav contends that he is a businessman, and his office
is located next to Tata Capital Ltd`s office. Tata Capital
gives personal loans for puchasing vehicles.
On July 29, some men hired by Tata Capital confiscated a
car belonging to one Mohd Ismail Hassan as he had not repaid
the loan taken from the company. The company had also
intimated Antop Hill police station about the same.
However, Hassan`s driver lodged complaint of cheating
against unknown persons in Matunga police station, alleging
that they stole the car posing as the company officials.
Since Sachin Mhaskar, who works at Tata Capital, knew
Yadav well, he requested Yadav to go to Matunga police station
and explain that company`s men had taken away the car for
non-repayment of loan.
However, Yadav alleges, when he and his friend Yagnesh
Bhatt went to Matunga on August 12, and explained the
situation, PSI Sawant suddently started shouting at him, and
beat him for "two-three minutes".