//NCHRO filed a complaint in the NHRC against assault on Sharjeel Imam in jail

NCHRO filed a complaint in the NHRC against assault on Sharjeel Imam in jail

Press Release
New Delhi
July 7, 2022

NCHRO filed a complaint in the NHRC against assault on Sharjeel Imam in jail

On June 30, 2022, the Assistant Superintendent along with 8 other
convicts in Tihar jail barged into the cell of Sharjeel Imam. They
said they’ve come for search but then assaulted Sharjeel Imam. They
also threw away his stuff and called him a terrorist and
anti-national.

Sharjeel Imam has submitted a plea in the Delhi High Court regarding
the assault, and has steps to ensure his safety in jail. The incident
has also been allegedly recorded in the CCTV camera, the footage of
which Sharjeel Imam has sought to preserve.

Against this incident, human rights organisation the National
Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO) filed a complaint
in the National Human Rights Commission. The complaint was filed by
the Vice President of the Delhi chapter of NCHRO, Adv. Ashutosh Kumar
Mishra.

We have urged the NHRC to intervene in the matter as it related to the
safety of Sharjeel Imam.