NHRC issues notice to Assam DGP in custodial torture case in Jorhat
The National Human Resource Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Director General of Police (DGP) Assam in case of custodial torture in Jorhat.
It has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a youth, Siddharth Kaushik Dutta, was subjected to false implication and custodial torture in one of the police stations in Jorhat District of Assam.
Reportedly, no action had been taken on two separate complaints made by the mother of the victim against the police and other accused.
The NHRC has observed that the contents of the press report, if true, raise a serious issue of violation of human rights of the victim and has issued notice to the Assam DGP calling for a report within two weeks.
According to the media reports, the Officer-in-Charge of Pulibor Police Station in Jorhat picked up the victim from his house on the 16th April, 2014 without any formal complaint against him.
He was later transferred to Jorhat Sadar Police Station. His torture continued till the 26th April, 2014 and when the victim got unconscious he was shifted to Dibrugarh Medical College for treatment.
(Posted on 24-05-2014)