NHRC orders CP to act in atrocity plaint

Ahmedabad Mirror | 5 days ago | 22-09-2022 | 06:00 am

NHRC orders CP to act in atrocity plaint

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Ahmedabad police commissioner to take appropriate action on the complaint regarding assault on tribal labourers within eight weeks.In July, cops from the Kagadapith police station had assaulted a group of seven tribal labourers at the Geeta Mandir bus stand.The labourers, who were from Dang, had gone to Kutch to work at a pomegranate farm. On their return journey, they had halted at the bus stand.One of the labourers was taken to a nearby police chowky and assaulted.When the other labourers reached the police chowky, they too were assaulted.While the police claimed recovery of knives from the labourers, the victims contested that they were the tools with which they worked on the pomegranate farm.Ultimately, the labourers were allowed to go and subsequently a complaint was filed with the Kagadapith police.Later on, a victim’s father approached the NHRC demanding stringent action against the cops under the IPC sections as well as attaching the SC/ST Atrocities Act into the complaint.

Google Follow Image