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Govt accepts rights’ panel direction against 3 ‘high-handed’ policemen

THE Trinamool Congress government on Thursday accepted the Human Rights Commission’s recommendation of initiating departmental action on three police officers for asking bribe from a victim of police high-handedness.

THE Trinamool Congress government on Thursday accepted the Human Rights Commission’s 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.”

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The commission,which conducted its own probe,found truth in Roy’s 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.