THE Trinamool Congress government on Thursday accepted the Human Rights Commissions recommendation of initiating departmental action on three police officers for asking bribe from a victim of police high-handedness.
One Sudipta Roy had lodged a complaint with the commission in 2011,alleging that he was picked up by police officers of Amta Police station in Howrah and was told that a resident of Salt Lake,Sitaram Sharma,had accused him of cheating in a land deal worth Rs 20 lakh.
The trio police officers Officer-in-Charge Subrajit Majumdar,Assistant Sub-Inspectors Santanu Ghosh and Parimal Dutta allegedly assaulted him and asked for bribe.
Roy had alleged that he was falsely implicated in the case and he never knew Sitaram Sharma.
The commission,which conducted its own probe,found truth in Roys allegations and observed: It has been substantiated that the human rights of Sudipta Roy was grossly violated by the act of the police officials.
It recommended departmental action against the trio and a compensation of Rs 50,000 to be paid to the complainant.
A senior official of the commission said the government has sent a letter to them stating that it has accepted all their recommendations.