Dehradun, May 7 UNI | 3 months ago

Uttarakhand Parivartan Party has urged the Governor to take stringent action against police officers for allegedly framing party founder member Diwan Singh Bisht on false charges of Maoist activity.

In a memorandum to the Governor, the UKPP has condemned the actions of the police officers for framing false cases including sedition charges against the party members.

The police arrested Diwan Ram, Jagdish, Diwan Singh Bisht after raiding a house on a tip off in connection with pasting of posters in many parts of Almora district. Exhorting people to "boycott the elections and intensify the people's war" and demanding withdrawal of Non-bailable Warrants (NBW) against Maoists leaders.

Cash reward was announced for the police team for nabbing the accused.

However, according to UKPP leadership, Mr Bisht was engaged in election campaign for party candidate Amar Prakash and was arrested by police in early morning of May 4 from his village Patia.

He was charged under four cases including one of pasting Maoist posters in Almora district. Police filed "false charge-sheet" stating that Maoist literature was recovered from his and three other people's possession, the party claimed.

UKPP also claimed that in similar way, law student Jivan Chandra was arrested from Kalika in Ranikhet where he was attending to his ailing sister, though his arrest was shown from Almora.

His compromising photos and videos were taken by the police and was not provided food during his arrest, it alleged. Similarly, Yusuf Tiwari, related to CPI(M), was also arrested and is being harassed by police, UKPP claimed.

UKPP, stated that these arrest were unconstitutional and has urged the Governor to order for unbiased probe and take stringent action against the erring police officials.

(Posted on 08-05-2014)