Param Bir Singh forced me to watch porn, talked bad about my body: Sadhvi Pragya remembers her tortures

Bhopal MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has made shocking allegations against Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, stating that he had personally tortured her when she was in jail in the Malegaon blast case.

She alleged that she was framed in the Malegaon Blast Case. Recalling her horrific nightmare experience in jail, Sadhvi Pragya said that even a term like “inhuman” or “devil” is less for him compared to the torture he has inflicted.

Param Bir Singh was in ATS when the Malegaon blast occurred in the Maharashtra town in September 2008. At least seven people died in the blast while many others were severely injured.

Sadhvi Pragya in an exclusive interview with Republic Media Network’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami alleged that the top officials of ATS, who misused their uniform in framing the Malegaon charges against her are still using their post again to target others. Narrating her side of the story from the beginning, she said, “I was named mastermind and accused number 1. I was tortured unbearably, just to force me to say what they wanted me to say. But I did not let my country to be the victim of such a conspiracy. Nationalists have the blessings of God, that is why I am alive. I am still going through treatment, with doctors saying that I may die if I don’t take care.”

Taking the name of Param Bir Singh, she said, “Param Bir Singh who is Mumbai Commissioner right now is the reason why justice has been delayed for Sushant Singh Rajput. And I have said earlier as well, Param Bir Singh is a torturous person who indulges in illegal activities. He has put me in jail and has inflicted such torture on me which no woman would have suffered, even before Independence. It is his habit of conspiring against Nationalists. He pressed terror charges on me but session court, HC did not accept it.”

Recalling the time when she was first arrested, Sadhvi Pragya said, “I was there for 24 days. The torture which was inflicted on me was done with the cognizance of Hemant Karkare and by Param Bir Singh himself.” She clarified that she respects those who sacrificed their lives for the nation, referring to Karkare who sacrificed his life in 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, but added, “if a person has done injustice to me or to others at a personal level, then I will take their name, I will not stop, I have martyrs in my family too and there is no doubt that I respect those who lay their lives for the nation.”

The Bhopal MP then continued, “I was beaten without stating reasons. Param Bir Singh was not satisfied even after the officials beat me. He used cuss words and snatched the belt from another officer and started hitting me. He told the officers that they have no strength and then used all his force upon me. I was shown filthy films and cursed by him. Moreover, when my lawyers came to take my signatures on legal papers, he threatened me saying if I would sign then I would bear the cost of it later. What else should I say, this person has tortured me so much, till the time this person is there in Maharashtra or Mumbai Police, there cannot be justice.”

“They took me to Rajdoot hotel, they had set some wires on the bed, and then they made me sit on that bed. They kept asking me questions, when I did not say what they wanted me to say, then they tortured me more. I became unconscious. They took me to a hospital quietly and the report said that my lungs were damaged due to beating and therefore I was facing difficulties in breathing. But, even in that condition, they made me climb the stairs and took me to another hospital. They kept me in this secret place so that no one can trace me because they were doing illegal things in those 13 days. Suvarna Shinde and Khanbilkar took me to the hotel,” she added.

The Bhopal MP said, “they tortured me in various ways, sometimes they would take me to a room and all the officials would together push me towards the wall and my head was banged and my lower back was damaged. Param Bir Singh and Sukhwinder Singh were those who inflicted inhuman atrocities.” She recalled, “He was earlier Thane’s commissioner and then in the ATS. I had conveyed this to Fadnavis ji through my lawyer that he is a treacherous man and he should not be given such high positions. But as soon as Congress came, he was made Commissioner.”

Dharam Sikarwar
Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.