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Rights outfit deplores report on leader's surrender

Posted on Nov 08, 10:40AM | UNI

Deploring reports on the surrender of National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations Kerala Chapter General Secretary K H Nazar, NCHRO today said he presented himself before the probe officers on the direction of the High Court.

Talking to reporters here, NCHRO State Secretary N M Siddique and Committee member A Vasu said the report appeared in a section of media that 'the accused in hiding surrenders' on the behest of police was a clear case of contempt of court.

Nazar, against whom the police had registered criminal case along with two others in connection with the seizure of incriminating documents and some CDs in a raid at NCHRO's Ernakulam office, could not be considered that he was in hiding as the police never issued look out notice for him, the court had observed while granting him bail, they said.

Claiming that the police version was false, they said Nazar had visited, along with Popular Front of India (PFI), the Kerala Governor, the Chief Minister, Home Minister, Director General of Police and the Additional Director General of Police as part of their public work during the last two-and-a-half years.

The organisation will also initiate legal action against such 'blatant mis-use' of power, they added.