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Rajkumar kin approaches human rights body against police poster

The brother of Rajkumar,Saroj,has filed an application with the National Human Rights Commission against the Noida police for putting his photo on a poster on their website telling citizens to get their domestic helps verified.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | Ghaziabad |
February 5, 2009 12:45:13 am

The brother of Rajkumar,Saroj,has filed an application with the National Human Rights Commission against the Noida police for putting his photo on a poster on their website telling citizens to get their domestic helps verified.

According to the filed application,Rajkumar,an accused in the infamous Arushi-Hemraj murder case,had himself agreed to register a complaint against the Noida police after the incident.

The complaint filed with the NHRC cites the report in Newsline which highlighted the fact that featuring the accused in that manner on the website was tantamount to holding them guilty in the case,even when the court has issued them bail and the CBI is yet to find evidence against them.

The poster projected Krishna and Rajkumar as examples of domestic helps turning to criminality. The poster was changed soon senior police officers came to know about it.

“The photographs were removed after Rajkumar’s lawyer spoke to the Noida police against the violation of his client’s rights. The family of Rajkumar had to undergo trauma due to the police’s casual approach towards the issue,” the complaint reads.

A resident of Ghaziabad,Saroj has asked the commission to investigate the matter as the family has been suffering harassment since Rajkumar was pronounced accused in the case.

Police spokesperson Manish Sharma,however,said: “There is nothing wrong in filing an application with the NHRC as we are habituated to dealing with such applications.” Rajkumar’s lawyer pleaded the commission to take necessary steps against the police.

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