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Saturday, January 29, 2011

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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

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.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pregnant girl 'killed' by dad for 'honour'

Jan 24, 2011

NALGONDA: In a case of honour killing, tribal parents allegedly murdered their 16-year-old daughter after they came to know about her pregnancy out of wedlock.

This shocking incident took place in the hillocks of Guvvalagutta village in Chandampeta mandal in the Agency area of Nalgonda district on Sunday.

Ramavath Sharada died of excessive bleeding after her father Ramavath Harya Naik allegedly slashed her stomach with a sharp knife. Writhing in severe pain, the girl breathed her last.

To hush up the matter, Naik buried both Sharada and the five-month-old foetus. Naik is a small agriculturist in the village in the Nallamala forest range, located 85 km from the district headquarters.

The issue came to light in the evening after relatives questioned about the whereabouts of the girl. A sobbing mother Ramavath Chinni spilled the beans, while Naik is absconding.

Earlier in the day, Sharada had complained of severe stomach pain. Her parents took her to Devarakonda government hospital where doctors confirmed that it was pregnancy-related pain. Sources said Naik pleaded with the doctors to terminate the pregnancy but they refused.

On their way back, Naik had a huge fight with his daughter and beat her up 'for bringing disrepute' to the family. "Seething with rage, the accused cut her stomach with a knife leading to her death," sources said. Naik had reportedly taken a knife along when they left for the hospital.

Sources said Sharada's pregnancy was also mired in mystery. While some said she developed intimacy with a village youth, locals said she was allegedly raped by three youths six months ago.

While police have filed a case against the accused parents, a manhunt has been launched to nab Naik. Sources said the foetus and Sharada's body would be exhumed on Monday.

Last year, a tribal youth and a girl were bludgeoned to death by their families and later their bodies dumped in a stream in Haliya mandal for having married against their wishes.


Housewife burnt alive for dowry

Jan 25, 2011

HYDERABAD: A 25-year-old housewife, T Rani, was burnt alive allegedly by her husband and in-laws for additional dowry at her house in Jeedimetla on Monday.

According to Jeedimetla police, Rani had married T Balaraju, a casual worker with BHEL, five years ago. Rani's parents reportedly gave nine tolas of gold and a two-wheeler as dowry at the time of the marriage.

Balaraju's family members T Narsamma and Mallaiah were harassing Rani for additional dowry and this led to quarrels between the couple. As a result, Rani had been staying with her parents for some time, Jeedimetla inspector A Sanjeeva Rao said.

On Monday at around 8.30 am, she along with her two children returned to her in-laws house. Locals informed the police that a burnt body was lying in the house of Balaraju.

Rani was badly burnt and died on spot. She might have been set ablaze between 9 am and 12 noon, the inspector said.

Rani's father D Balaraju lodged a complaint with the police stating that his daughter's in-laws were responsible for her death. He told police that the in-laws used to harass his daughter for additional dowry and it was for this reason Rani was staying with them. He claimed that they convinced Rani to return to her husband's house, assuring her that they would settle the matter soon.

"We suspect the role of Rani's husband and her in-laws, who are absconding, in the murder," the inspector added. Police registered a case under section 304 (murder) against them. 

Source: TOI

Now, warrant must for arrest

Jan 24, 2011

HYDERABAD: Along with the advent of new year, 2011, a strange thing happened in Nampally court in the first week of January. When Hyderabad city police did a routine job of producing a youth in court on charges of petty theft, his lawyer K Surender told the court that the arrest of his client was illegal as it was against the provisions of a newly-amended CrPC Act-2008 that came into force at the end of 2010.

The cause he showed for this was that the police did not obtain an arrest warrant from the court prior to the arrest as mandated by the new law. The magistrate verified with the circular available with him that was sent to him by the AP High Court and found that what the counsel said was right and let the accused off then and there itself.

On Saturday, when several TV channels began beaming stories about the new law and also certain incorrect notions about the new law, the DGP office issued a press note clarifying that the CrPC Amendment Act had not made any provisions for release of arrested persons on bail. It only stipulated that the police officers have to give sufficient reason while requesting for remand of the arrested persons, the note said, acknowledging the fact that they have to go by the new law now onwards.

To put it in simple terms, police cannot straightaway arrest people in offences like cheating, theft, forgery, etc., which are punishable up to seven years of imprisonment only. They have to convince a court and obtain a warrant of arrest to do so. Prior to that they have to issue a notice of appearance before the police to the accused. If the accused fails to comply with the notice, then he is liable for arrest. But then, the police officer has to identify himself clearly and get an arrest memo countersigned by one of the relatives of the accused before making such an arrest.

The amended Act also gives several rights to the arrested person like having an opportunity of meeting a lawyer of his choice during interrogation, though not throughout the interrogation. These and many new provisions have been brought into force now.

Speaking to TOI on the new law, state public prosecutor Vinod Kumar Deshpande described this Act as a new piece of legislation that prevents illegal detentions. The provisions incorporated in Sections 41 A, 41B, 41C, and 41 D of the Act give relief both to the people and to the police also. Apart from providing several protections to the personal liberty of a citizen, the new law also prevents unwarranted criticism against upright police officers who go strictly by the rule book, the PP said.

Moreover, the state has to now set up a police control room in every district and has to display the names of the arrested, the names of those police officials who effected these arrests and the details of the cases, Deshpande said.

This new law will also prevent third degree methods because it is now mandatory for the police to get the accused examined by a government doctor immediately after the arrest, he said. This will help the accused in two ways. The doctor's version will carry the date of his arrest and the condition of the body of the accused after the arrest. This way there cannot be any delays in producing the accused in the court, he said.

Source: TOI

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Teen gang-rape victim in Calif. settles for $4M

Jan 22, 2011

RICHMOND, Calif. – Attorneys say a teenage girl who was gang-raped outside a Northern California high school reached a $4 million settlement with the school district.
The value of the deal in the civil claim against the West Contra Costa Unified School District was revealed this week. It was approved by a judge in November, but its terms were not previously disclosed.
The girl's attorney, Richard Schoenberger, says district officials agreed that it was not in the girl's best interest to endure depositions or a civil trial.
The Contra Costa Times reports that only $100,000 of the amount is coming from the school district. The rest is covered by a joint powers authority of which the district is a member.
Six people have pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the October 2009 rape, which occurred during the Richmond High School homecoming dance.
Source: Yahoo news