Wednesday, February 27, 2013
NHRC Seeks Report from Police and BSF after A Villager Allegedly Tortured by Them
MALDA, 12 DEC: National Human Rights Commission (Law Division) sought reports from the superintendent of police (SP), Malda and the director general (DG) of Border Security Force (DSF) after one Motiur Rahaman, a villager of Duishotobighi village under Kaliachak police station was allegedly detained, tortured and filed a case against of counterfeited currency peddling as claimed by a human rights organization Gour Bangla Human Rights Awareness Centre (GBHRAC).
Secretary of GBHRAC and advocate Mrityunjoy Das alleged that Motiur Rahaman protested when three BSF personnel of 125 battalion of BSF posted at Chorianantapur BOP were allegedly humiliating the villagers of Duishotobighi in the morning of 26 September this year.
“Enraged by his protest the BSF personnel in front of odd 200 villagers picked Motiur and tok away with them. When the villagers went to the BSF camp, they were told the Motiur would be shortly released. His wife filed a written complaint in Kaliachak police station. Later the villagers learnt that BSF filed a case of fake currency peddling against Motiur and he was shown to be arrested from a place under Baishnabnagar police station. He was then taken in police remand by court order.” Mr Das said.
He added, “BSF and police brutally tortured Motiur and his legs were poorly fractured. We demanded justice from the district magistrate and the SP, Malda and eventually sought justice from NHRC.”
In a letter no 1710/25/11/2012-PF/OC dated 14.11.2012 the NHRC sought report from the SP, Malda and the DG, BSF to submit reports within six weeks.
“Motiur is now released on bail and we are happy that NHRC has been playing an active role in this regard. We demand justice for the por villager,” Mr Das said.
SP, Malda Jayanta Pal said, “The complaint against Motiur Rahaman was genuine. We interrogated him anfd recovered many things from him. The NHRC would be replied in f\due course explaining everything. “Mr Pal claimed police did not torture on Mr Rahaman and the allegation of inh\juring Motiur did not stand against police.