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Suspension of tooth plucking IPS Balveer Singh revoked

Balveer Singh, 2020-batch IPS from Tonk Rajasthan has been reinstated by Tamil Nadu government. He was accused of plucking teeth and crushing testicles of detainees

The Tamil Nadu government has revoked the suspension order of 2020-batch officer Balveer Singh, Who was accused of custodial torture and plucking of teeth of suspects while he was Ambasamudram assistant superintendent of police.

The brutal torture of the victims came to light in 2023 and it was revealed that IPS Balveer Singh took each of the victims into a room and plucked their teeth out with cutting pliers, with other policemen holding their legs and arms. He was also alleged to have crushed the testicles of two people who were taken into custody. 

The allegations caused a major uproar, leading to Balveer Singh's suspension and registration of cases against him. He had allegedly tortured around 15 suspects in three different police stations –  Kallidaikurichi, Vikramasingapuram and Ambasamudram.

An FIR was registered against Balveer in April last year under sections 324 (causing hurt by weapons), 326 (grievous hurt by dangerous weapons) and 506/1 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. However, an allegation that was made against the IPS officer for which he was booked under Scheduled & Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has been dropped. Three days after the FIR was filed, the case was transferred to the CB-CID.

The CB-CID police teams completed their investigation in all four cases and sent separate requests to the state government to give sanction to prosecute the IPS officer. The CB-CID, which investigated the allegations against the officer, had found enough evidence to charge-sheet him in four cases.

A Tirunelveli court granted bail to Balveer Singh on December 15.
Besides him, 14 other policemen, who have been booked for custodial torture, have also been released on bail.

Who is Balveer Singh

Balveer Singh is a young police officer, who belongs to Rajasthan‘s Tonk. He has done mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, .

Singh was inducted into the IPS in 2020. He had earlier completed a six-year stint with the Indian Oil Corporation.

Alok Mathur
Alok Mathurhttps://www.thebuckstopper.com/
Alok Mathur is a law graduate. Journalism is his first love which he now pursues in the latter half of his career. Controversies and crime are the right triggers for him.
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