Jan 28, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
NHRC orders Rs 4 lakh relief for police excesses
More Police Brutality, lets call it what it is, this pure and simple violation of basic human rights, this time someone took the measure to put them up to task and took decisive measures. These are the things Police do in underdeveloped nations where the police expect bribes, unfortunately India still has not evolved.
Jan 28, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
After battling for eight-and-a half years, a couple who had been beaten and tortured by the police, finally got a favorable ruling from the National Human Rights Commission, which directed the state government to pay an immediate interim relief of Rs 2 lakh each to the couple.
Ms Haritha and Mr Qadir had got married in 2000 and soon after, fearing opposition to the inter-religion marriage, Ms Haritha’s grandfather, Mr Ramulu, had sent them to his friend, Mr Krishnaiah, who was the chairman of Flytech Aviation Academy.
The couple begun living in a flat at Mayurmarg in Begumpet. Their trouble began when the CBI raided Flytech Aviation Academy and Sigma Online, belonging to Mr Krishnaiah, who escaped the CBI net and came to them for shelter.
The couple said that on August 9, 2002, when Mr Krishnaiah had left, the then IG, Special Protection Force, Ms Tejdeep Kaur Menon, arrived at their flat and tortured them to find about Mr Krishnaiah’s whereabouts.
“We were beaten badly up and left on the road. We complained to the Begumpet police and filed a petition with the NHRC but there was no action. The police could do nothing as she (Ms Menon) filed a quash petition in High Court getting stay orders against her arrest and filing of chargesheet,”' said Ms Haritha.
“They tortured me in every way. They occupied my flat and took away my certificates, clothes and all my property. They tried to falsely implicate me and tried to kidnap me two-and-half years ago but I was saved by the media,” Ms Haritha added.
The NHRC on Thursday directed the state government to pay an immediate interim relief of `4 lakh to the couple. "The state government asked us to pay the money from the funds available with us. We will hand over the money to the couple on Friday morning,” said the DGP, Mr Aravinda Rao.
Following Ms Haritha’s complaints, the NHRC instituted an inquiry by an IG-level officer and found that gross injustice had been meted out to Ms Haritha. It may be noted that the quash petition filed by Ms Tejdeep Kaur Menon four-and-a half years ago was disposed of 10 days ago and a copy of the order was received by the joint director CID.
Ms Tejdeep Kaur Menon who is currently additional DGP (Sports) couldn’t be contacted.