Tuesday 6 November 2012

NHRC notice to Gorakhpur police chief & SP District Jail in UP

Gorakhpur:(Page3 News Network)-The National Human Rights Commission NHRC has issued notices to the district police chief and Superintendent, District Jail, Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh for alleged torture of a youth by the police resulting amputation of his four fingers and spread of gangrene in his feet.
Taking cognizance of media reports into the incident the Commission has observed that the contents of the press report, if true, raise the serious issue of violation of human rights of the victim. The Commission has directed both the officers to submit their reports within four weeks . They have been also asked to submit a copy of the admission register showing the health of the victim at the time of admission and discharge from jail along with medical treatment given to him during judicial custody.
As per media reports a youth namely Ashutosh Singh was severely tortured in police custody after his arrest by Police and later sent to the District jail in an injured condition.

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