A friend of mine has been falsely implicated by the police on charges of attacking an office with a petrol bomb. At the time of the attack, the said person was with me in Bangkok on a holiday. The person whose office has been atacked had some old rivalry and ill will with my friend for some personal reasons and has indicated to the police that my friend is the only person who can atack him and that my friend should be arrested.
Firstly there are no eyewitenesses as to who commited the attack and secondly my friend was in Bangkok with me at the time of the attack.
Whe we called up Bangalore we were informed about the incident by our families and the fact that the police were looking for my friend in this case. My friend is afraid that the police will torture him and elicit a confession out of him and he will have to undergo physical torture by the police and then go to jail till he gets bail. This isthe reason he is hesitating to return to India. He has gone to Thailand on a fifteen day tourist visa and then has to go to Bngladesh and stay there for fifteen days. He is not very rich and can not afford to stay abroad for a long time as he is employed in India and the sole bread winner of his family.
The police have stopped investigating any other angle to the case and their sole aim is to get my friend. The courts are very slow and my friend is not sure whether he will get anticipatory bail. The police are not willijg to place any evidence against my friend as they dont have any evidence against hm but the person who has been attacked is so powerful that my friend will be surely fixed.
Please let me know what recourse is available to my friend and what steps he should take to avoid police brutality. My friend has no problem going to jail if there is any evidence against him but he can withstand the police brutality and will make a confession so that he can be sent to judicial custody.
Please advise what needs to done in this matter.