Courts Order Investigations Into Police Torture of Christian and Missionary
(BosNewsLife) – High Courts in two Indian states have ordered separate investigations into the “illegal” arrest and torture of a young church member and a missionary, amid concern about Hindu violence against Christians across India , BosNewsLife reporters established Monday, May 23. The High Court of the western state of Gujarat said it wanted to know why local police were allegedly involved in detaining and torturing 25-year old Christian Amit Babubhai Dhabiin in the state capital Ahmedabad last month, BosNewsLife’s New Delhi Bureau learned. Judges gave police till June 14 to bring “all relevant documents” before the court regarding last month’s “arrest and torture of Mr. Amit Babubhai Dhabi,” a 3-wheeler taxi driver and member of a Methodist Church . “Amit is still recovering in the Vadilal Sarabhai Hospital in central Ahmedabad,” added Samson Christian, National Executive Member and Joint Secretary of the influential advocacy group All India Christian Council. “He has a bone fracture, and doctors are suspecting the injury could lead to paralysis and permanent deficiency,” as a result of violence used by police forces at the Bapu Nagar Police Station (BNPS), Christian told BosNewsLife.