The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the director general of police, Uttar Pradesh, and asked for a detailed report on the alleged victimisation of a samaritan, who had saved the lives of two road accident victims and was later allegedly vicitimised by the Noida Police.
In its statement, the NHRC noted that on August 9, Ritesh Gupta, the HR manager of an automobile firm, “saw a Maruti Swift car hit two young boys on a motorcycle near NOIDA Phase-II police station and speed away…He picked up the injured duo — Yogendra (21) and Tarun (11) of Greater NOIDA — and drove them to Yatharth Hospital Sector 110 in NOIDA for treatment.”
Ritesh said that after he admitted the injured, he also informed their family and police to register a complaint.
However, he was allegedly harassed by the Noida Police after reaching the hospital and detained for over 10 hours by the police — who allegedly accused him of causing the accident.
“He was detained in NOIDA Phase-II police station from 2 pm to 11 pm and was forced to strike a deal with the victims’ family by paying them Rs 10,000. The police officers also allegedly extorted Rs 2,000 from Ritesh,” stated the commission.
Ritesh had also claimed that the case was “totally false” and that he had asked police to verify his call-detail records. But they refused, he alleged.