‘Torture specialists’ used to extract information on abductees – The New Indian Express

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KOCHI: An investigation into recent kidnappings by gold smuggling rackets in the state has revealed that they use “torture specialists” for “enhanced interrogation techniques” to extract information from kidnapped people.
Police said the racketeers use so-called “specialists” to ensure the victim stays alive or doesn’t pass out during questioning, which usually lasts for days. State police and intelligence agencies obtained information about the rackets’ use of ‘specialists’ after an autopsy on the body of Abdul Jaleel, who was recently tortured to death by a smuggled racket. gold in Perinthalmanna, found more than 100 wounds on his body, inflicted with the help of different tools.

It was on May 15 that Abdul Jaleel was abducted from the airport upon arrival by racketeering on the basis of reports that he was transporting smuggled gold. “He was tortured for five days continuously. The defendant inflicted maximum pain on him, which is normally an enhanced interrogation technique to open up a person who is withholding crucial information,” said an intelligence officer who added that under normal circumstances a person would not be unable to bear continuous physical torture, even for a day.

According to a police report, the accused used an iron bar, wrench, screwdriver, knife and scissors to torture Abdul Jaleel for five days. The deceased had suffered more than 50 ante-mortem injuries. The report says the defendant even provided him with medical treatment with the help of a medical shop owner and a doctor to make sure he didn’t pass out.

The post-mortem report stated that Abdul Jaleel had around 117 wounds on his body, the majority of them ante-mortem. Malappuram District Police Chief Sujith Das S said a detailed investigation covered all possible aspects. “We are looking at the details,” he said.

A police surgeon said only experts can inflict such physical torture, as an injury can lead to immediate death. “One blow is enough to cause death. So torturing a person for days without killing them requires expertise,” the surgeon said.

Police are also awaiting detailed post-mortem and forensic reports into the death of Irshad Nazar, 26, a Perambra resident in Kozhikode, who was abducted by a gold smuggling racket on his return from Dubai on May 14, who allegedly carried smuggled gold worth 60. lakh. On July 6, he disappeared and his body was found seriously injured on July 17 on Kodikkal beach. his body.

KOCHI: An investigation into recent kidnappings by gold smuggling rackets in the state has revealed that they use “torture specialists” for “enhanced interrogation techniques” to extract information from kidnapped people. Police said the racketeers use so-called “specialists” to ensure the victim stays alive or doesn’t pass out during questioning, which usually lasts for days. State police and intelligence agencies obtained information about the rackets’ use of ‘specialists’ after an autopsy on the body of Abdul Jaleel, who was recently tortured to death by a smuggled racket. gold in Perinthalmanna, found more than 100 wounds on his body, inflicted with the help of different tools. It was on May 15 that Abdul Jaleel was abducted from the airport upon arrival by racketeering on the basis of reports that he was transporting smuggled gold. “He was tortured for five days continuously. The defendant inflicted maximum pain on him, which is normally an enhanced interrogation technique to open up a person who is withholding crucial information,” said an intelligence officer who added that under normal circumstances a person would not be unable to bear continuous physical torture, even for a day. According to a police report, the accused used an iron bar, wrench, screwdriver, knife and scissors to torture Abdul Jaleel for five days. The deceased had suffered more than 50 ante-mortem injuries. The report says the defendant even provided him with medical treatment with the help of a medical shop owner and a doctor to make sure he didn’t pass out. The post-mortem report stated that Abdul Jaleel had around 117 wounds on his body, the majority of them ante-mortem. Malappuram District Police Chief Sujith Das S said a detailed investigation covered all possible aspects. “We are looking at the details,” he said. A police surgeon said only experts can inflict such physical torture, as an injury can lead to immediate death. “One blow is enough to cause death. So torturing a person for days without killing them requires expertise,” the surgeon said. Police are also awaiting detailed post-mortem and forensic reports into the death of Irshad Nazar, 26, a Perambra resident in Kozhikode, who was abducted by a gold smuggling racket on his return from Dubai on May 14, who allegedly carried smuggled gold worth 60. lakh. On July 6, he disappeared and his body was found seriously injured on July 17 on Kodikkal beach. his body.

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