Rights panel seeks probe on Pinki’s ‘harassment’

Expressing concern over the violation of human rights in the case of athlete Pinki Pramanik,the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) today directed the state Home,Health and police departments to inquire into the alleged harassment of the athlete and submit a report within two weeks.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: July 5, 2012 5:07:08 am

Expressing concern over the violation of human rights in the case of athlete Pinki Pramanik,the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) today directed the state Home,Health and police departments to inquire into the alleged harassment of the athlete and submit a report within two weeks. This follows the Association for Protection of Democratic Rights’ (APDR) request to the Human Rights Commission,seeking an intervention in the case.

“One complaint has been submitted alleging inhuman torture both in jail and police custody on Pinki Pramanik,” WBHRC chairman Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly,members Justice N C Sil and S N Roy said in a letter to the three departments.

“The Commission is seriously concerned and directs the principal secretary (Health) for an inquiry into the matter and send the report within two weeks,” said the letter.

“It’s a case of the human rights violation and we are awaiting reports from the three departments,” a member of the Commission added.

Director General of Police,Naparajit Mukherjee,however,said that he was yet to receive any letter in this regard.

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