South Asians for Human Rights

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has held an instance of alleged assault and torture of an NTPC officer, Rakesh Sahay, by Sunil Kumar, the then Dy Commissioner of Hazaribagh in Jharkhand as a violation of human rights “discourteous and unseemly behaviour”.

Kumar was accused of assaulting Rakesh N Sahay, the Deputy General Manager (HR/EDC) of NTPC -Patratu Task Force, Ranchi, Jharkhand. The alleged incident took place in February 2015.

According to NHRC, the report of inquiry conducted by the Additional Chief Secertary, Department of Home, Prison and Disaster Management, “prima facie substantiates” the allegation levelled by Sahay ( the complainant) and makes this “an established case of violation of human rights”.

The Commission has also held that “since there is no previous complaint against the officer (Sunil Kumar), this act may be considered as aberration.”

The Commission further states a notice under Section 18(a)(i) of the PHR Act, 1993 will be issued to the Chief Secretary of Jharkhand directing him to show cause within four weeks as to “why compensation may not be recommended to be paid to the complainant for violation of his human rights”.

Source: http://www.thehindubusinessline,com
Updated On: June 15, 2016