‘TORTURE’ OF UNDER-TRIAL: SHRC calls for detailed report

Taking suo-moto cognizance of a media report on an under-trial prisoner who has allegedly been stripped off and subjected to physical torture’ in Central Jail Kot Bhalwal, Jammu, Member of the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), Jang Bahadur Singh today directed the DGP, the DG prisons and the Superintendent Central Jail, Kot Bhalwal to submit a detailed report on the incident.
‘TORTURE’ OF UNDER-TRIAL:  SHRC calls for detailed report
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Taking suo-moto cognizance of a media report on an under-trial prisoner who has allegedly been stripped off and subjected to physical torture' in Central Jail Kot Bhalwal, Jammu, Member of the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), Jang Bahadur Singh today directed the DGP, the DG prisons and the Superintendent Central Jail, Kot Bhalwal to submit a detailed report on the incident.

The commission issued a notice to the medical officer of the jail asking him "to report whether he/she has examined and provided medical aid to the victim inmate in the jail." 

"Reports shall be submitted to the commission within 30 days," the order read.

The order read, "Prima-facie, I am satisfied that this act of the jail authorities is glaring violation of the human rights and is required to be dealt with heavy hand, hence cognizance is necessitated."

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