Massive Arson Attack in Ghasamandi, Meerut – NCHRO Fact Finding.
March 17 2019
Meerut , Uttar Pradesh
The NCHRO, Uttar Pradesh West Chapter team met the victims of Meerut Ghasamandi, were more than 100 houses were set to fire in the presence of local police. The perpetrators unleashed a series of arson attacks on the poor community in Meerut Ghasamandi. Almost 100 houses were burnt to ashes. Children and elderly persons are the worst sufferer of the situation.
The aim of the fact finding was to assess the extent of suffering of the people and the damage and loss of their property, as well as to comprehend the reasons for this outrageous attack. The unprovoked attack, arson shows the huts could have been ravaged with tacit assent of the authorities and in a planned manner.
While carrying out the fact finding, the team interviewed several victims or witnesses of the incidents and recorded their statements. The team also went to the Sadar police station to verify the facts, progress report and proceedings in this case.
Police plays a vital role in system of criminal administration of justice because police is primarily concerned with the maintenance of peace and enforcement of law and order and security of person and the property of individuals. The police is expected to preserve the crime scene, collect the evidence, identify and arrest the persons responsible for the crime. Organized arson with an intention of malicious damage is regarded one of the dangerous crime, it is serious to note that police yet to follow the criminal investigation procedure in this case.
Adv.Afzal, Senior Adv.Shamsul Qamar, Mashruf Kamal, Rita Bhayyar, Zakir Ali Tyagi, Mohan Kumar, Adv.Mahtab Ali Rana were in the fact finding team. A comprehensive report will be presented to National Human Rights Commission
NCHRO beleives transforming the theory and practice of human rights fact-finding is crucial to ensuring meaningful accountability for violations.
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