//Indiscriminate Arrest and Custodial Torture Case. Take Appropriate Action: NHRC directs SP of Shamli, Uttar Pradesh

Indiscriminate Arrest and Custodial Torture Case. Take Appropriate Action: NHRC directs SP of Shamli, Uttar Pradesh

UP activist arrested illegally

New Delhi

On 8th August at the midnight, Sarvar Ali, the social activist belongs to Shamli district in western part of Uttar Pradesh was arrested illegally. In Gogwan village, while he was sleeping at home, around 10-15 policemen lead by Station House Officer (SHO) Paramveer Singh Rana attached to the Kairana PS entered illegally into the house by jumping through the terrace of neighbouring houses and arrested Sarvar Ali and took him to the police jeep. Sarvar Ali’s father questioned the action of the police and told them ”What is the matter; where are you taking my son; you cannot arrest him in such a way in the dark night; my son is not a criminal; we are very respectable family in the society; if you do like this, it will damage our image”. But police didn’t mind him and also took the cell phones of Sarvar Ali along with his Motorbike.

Sarvar being arrested

In the morning, when his family members went and met Sarvar in the police station he told that the police has beaten and harassed him. Later, he was foisted in a false case and jailed. The arrest of Sarvar was based on a Facebook post about Babri Masjid in the wake of Bhooomi Pujan of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya on 5th August.

On receipt of the information about the indiscriminate arrest, torture and false case against Sarvar Ali by the Kairana police, the National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO), through its the Delhi Chapter General Secretary Adv. Ansar indori filed a human rights complaint before the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) which sought for the protection of life and liberty of the victim and to initiate appropriate actions against delinquent police personnel.

The complaint was placed before the Commission on 21/08/2020. Upon pursuing the complaint the Commission directed the Superintendent of Police (SP), Shamli to take appropriate action within 8 weeks and to inform complainant and victim, of the action taken in the matter. NCHRO hopes that the justice will be given to the victim. 

Adv. A. Mohamed Yusuff
National Secretary, NCHRO