Friday, February 16, 2018

In Uttar Pradesh, cops fire to win awards


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To,                                                              
The Chairperson,
National Human Rights Commission
New Delhi.

Dear Sir, 
I want to bring in your kind attention towards the news published in National Herald on 14 February, 2018 regarding In Uttar Pradesh, cops fire to win awards https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/national/in-uttar-pradesh-cops-fire-to-win-awards 
Therefore it is kind request 

1.          To conduct an inquiry in this incident under section 176(1)A Cr.PC by a Judicial Magistrate
2.         To provide compensation to the victim's family.
3.          To ensure Videography of the Post-Mortem Report of the victim& the same is informed to NHRC.

Thanking You


Sincerely Yours
Lenin Raghuvanshi
Founder and CEO
Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights

In Uttar Pradesh, cops fire to win awards

BISWAJEET BANERJEE
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The high number of encounters in Uttar Pradesh in recent days has raised an eye-brow with opposition parties calling it planned murders

Uttar Pradesh under ‘Yogi’ Adityanath resembles the wild wild west, rather than a scene of calmness usually associated with ascetics. The police records are an eye opener; it speaks volumes about the penchant of policemen to kill in fake encounters.
In the last 10 months (up to February 3) 1,143 encounters took place in Uttar Pradesh in which 38 top criminals were killed and 298 others were injured and around 3,000 criminals were arrested. Besides, the police have imposed National Security Act (NSA) against 167 criminals and seized assets worth nearly ₹150 crores in this period. Four police officials have also been killed and 257 others injured during these encounters.
In the most recent shoot-out, four young men who were returning from a wedding reception on February 3 were stopped by a trainee police inspector Vijay Darshan at a busy crossing in Noida at 10.30 pm. They were told that their crime was playing loud music in their SUV. The police opened fire at Jitendra Yadav, 25, a gym owner, who was at the wheel and received a bullet injury on his neck. His condition is still unstable.
The three others who were in the car said that the inspector had threatened them with “encounter” because killing them would give him an out-of-turn promotion. In the FIR Dharmendra Yadav, who was in the car, wrote that Inspector used the word “encounter” and “out of turn promotion” when he opened fire. The police, in a jiffy, suspended the erring inspector.
“Such behaviour from a police officer is unacceptable,” says Love Kumar, Superintendent of Gautambudh Nagar. But, the message is that the recent encounters in the name of controlling crime are nothing but cold-blooded murders where trigger-happy police officers have gunned down criminals just to get promotion.
The National Human Rights Commission Chairman Justice S Rafat Alam has sought a report from the Gautambudh Nagar SSP saying the report which has appeared in a section of media seems to be a violation of human rights. In his February 5 order, he asked the SSP to file report within 15 days.
Majority of these encounters have been reported from western Uttar Pradesh with 449 such cases reported from Meerut zone followed by 210 in Agra. Around 200 cases are reported Bareilly zone and 98 from Kanpur zone.
Such a high number of encounters has raised an eye-brow with opposition parties calling it planned murders. Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhry said, “This seems to be a planned cleansing with an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The police have become trigger happy because of the award associated with the killings.”
The SP leader is not off the mark. The Yogi government has now authorised the Director General of Police to declare an award of ₹2.5 lakh and the district police chief can announce an award of ₹25,000 for any wanted criminals. This has everyone wondering if the government had announced these payments to allure policemen to kill people in the name of controlling crime.
Senior police officers such as HR Sharma defend police action saying such efforts are necessary to control crime. The ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said that the police is targeting only those who are creating problems. “We ask them (criminals) to surrender and if they open fire then the police retaliates. In these firings, many cops have been injured too,” he said.
The police justification will not stand court scrutiny. In a majority of the encounters where criminal has been killed, there is a clear modus operandi. A criminal is arrested but he escapes from police custody. After a few days, the police traces and kills him in an encounter. However, the accomplice of the dreaded criminal always manages to escape.
This happened in Saharanpur too, where the police claimed to have gunned down a wanted criminal Shamshad in an encounter. Three days before this encounter in September 2017, Shamshad had absconded from police custody in Gagalhedi area. The SSP announced an award of ₹12,000 after his escape. The report says Shamshad sustained bullet injuries. One of his aides managed to escape. The police claimed that Shamshad had threatened a local doctor Piyush Sanawar and demanded ₹15 lakh. A similar pattern was followed in the case of Sunila Sharma, for whose head an award of ₹15,000 was announced. He too fled from police custody and was killed in an encounter in Gomti Nagar in Lucknow.
In Azamgarh, the police claimed to have gunned down a criminal Sujeet Singh aka Budhwa, who had a cash reward of ₹50,000 on his death. Police said that Budhwa escaped from police custody while being taken back to Rampur district after being produced in a Mau court in connection with a robbery on August 11. In this encounter the aides of Budhwa escaped. Police claimed that Budhwa was injured in a gun battle with the police and on his way to hospital the injured criminal confessed that he was involved in the heist of an SBI bank in Mau, a bank robbery in Madiyaho (Jaunpur) and half-a-dozen other robberies.
Lenin Raghuvanshi of People’s Vigilance Committee of Human Rights (PVCHR) says that such encounters damage the rule of law and criminal justice system. “This also leads to politicisation of criminals as fearing police action, they join the ruling party. They continue their criminal activities under the patronage of local leaders,” he added.

Monday, February 5, 2018

मानवाधिकार जननिगरानी समिति की पैरवी से मृतक के परिजनों को मिला 5 लाख रुपये मुआवजा


National Human Rights Commission
New Delhi, India
Case Details of File Number: 30041/24/72/2017
Diary Number
149368/CR/2017
Name of the Complainant
DR. LENIN RAGHUVANSHI, CEO
Address
PVCHR.ADV@GMAIL.COM,
VARANASI , UTTAR PRADESH
Name of the Victim
NIZAMUDDIN @ PINTU
Address
PITARKUNDA, PS. SIGRA,
VARANASI , UTTAR PRADESH
Place of Incident
PITARHUNDA
VARANASI , UTTAR PRADESH
Date of Incident
9/18/2017
Direction issued by the Commission
These proceedings should be read in continuation of the earlier proceedings of the Commission dated 24.10.2017. The substance of the complaint dated 19.9.2017 by complainant Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi from Varanasi U.P. was that on 9.9.2017 a 35 year old victim was found dead due to electrocution and the same was allegedly the outcome of gross negligence of the Energy Department officials of the state. According to the complainant, the deceased Nizamuddin @ Pintu was dusting his shop room at the relevant time when the electric conductor fell on him. Thus the complainant sought the intervention of the Commission for necessary action against the erring official and compensation to the next of the kin of the deceased. The complainant also relied on the news reports published in Dainik Jagran and Hindustan. The Commission took cognizance of the matter and issued notice to the Principal Secretary, Energy Department, Government of U.P. for his response. In response to the same, a report dated 26.9.2017 with enclosures was received from the Director, Personnel and Administration, U.P. Power Corporation Ltd. It was intimated that the next of the kin of the deceased was paid an amount of Rs. 5 Lakhs through Cheque No. 007436 dt. 18.12.2017. Further, it was intimated that disciplinary actions were also taken against the erring officials. The Commission carefully considered the contents of the reply. On a perusal of the case record it was found that proof of payment of the cheque of Punjab National Bank was enclosed. Since the concerned State authorities paid an amount of Rs 5 Lacs as compensation to the next of the kin of the deceased and necessary disciplinary action was taken against the erring officials as per law. In the circumstances and with the above observations, the matter required no further intervention of the Commission, accordingly the case be closed with an intimation to the complainant.
Action Taken
Concluded and No Further Action Required (Dated 1/30/2018 )
Status on 2/5/2018
The Case is Closed.

उत्तर प्रदेश के वाराणसी जिले में सिगरा थाना अंतर्गत पितरकुंडा तिराहे पर बिजली कर्मियों की घोर लापरवाही से पीड़ित निजामुद्दीन का बिजली से मौत |

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सेवा में,                                                     19 सितम्बर,2017 
    अध्यक्ष महोदय,
    राष्ट्रीय मानवाधिकार
    आयोग ( नई दिल्ली )

विषय -  उत्तर प्रदेश के वाराणसी जिले में सिगरा थाना अंतर्गत पितरकुंडा तिराहे पर बिजली कर्मियों की घोर लापरवाही से पीड़ित निजामुद्दीन का बिजली से मौत |

      महोदय आपका ध्यान दैनिक जागरण दिनांक -19 सितम्बर 2017 पेज नम्बर 12 पर ध्यान आकुष्ट कराना चाहता हूँ की बिजली बिभाग की घोर लापरवाही से पितरकुंडा निवासी निजामुद्दीन उर्फ़ पिंटू उम्र 35 वर्ष सडक पर खड़े थे, उस समय पीड़ित अपना दुकान खोलने के लिए साफ सफाई कर रहे थे इतने में पीड़ित बिजली के तार के चपेट में आ गया | जिससे  बिजली बिभाग की घोर लापरवाही से पीड़ित की मौत हुयी है |
अत: श्रीमान जी से विन्रम निवेदन है की इस प्रकरण को संज्ञान में लेते हुए बिजली बिभाग कर्मी पर घोर लापरवाही का जाँच की जाये और पीड़ित परिवार को पुनर्वासित करने के लिए उनको परिवार को मुआवजा मिले |
                                               डा.लेनिन रघुवंशी

                                                   सीईओ 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Girl crushed to death by tractor during human chain formation in UP's Sonbhadra

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To, 
The Chairperson
National Human Rights Commission 
New Delhi
Dear Sir, 
I want to bring in your kind attention towards the news published Times of India newspaper on 2nd February, 2018 regarding Girl crushed to death by tractor during human chain formation in UP's Sonbhadra https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/varanasi/girl-crushed-to-death-by-tractor-during-human-chain-formation-in-ups-sonbhadra/articleshow/62757876.cms

Therefore it is kind request to order for the appropriate action at earliest 


1.     To order for the compensation to the victim family. 
  

Thanking You


Sincerely Yours
Lenin Raghuvanshi
Founder and CEO
Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights


Girl crushed to death by tractor during human chain formation in UP's Sonbhadra

| TNN | Updated: Feb 2, 2018, 18:34 IST
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • A girl student of class V was crushed to death by a tractor trolley in Hinduari area of UP's Sonbhadra district when she was going to take part in the human chain formed against open defecation.
  • While crossing the road she was overrun by a tractor-trolley and died on the spot.
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VARANASI: A girl student of class V was crushed to death by a tractor trolley in Hinduari area of Sonbhadra district when she was going to take part in the human chain formed against open defecation on Friday. Local residents blocked Varanasi-Shakti Nagar Road in protest against the incident.
According to reports, Anit (12), daughter of Sanjay Kumar and resident of Barvan village, had gone to Hinduari in Robertsganj Kotwali police station area to join the human chain. While crossing the road she was overrun by a tractor-trolley and died on the spot.

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In protest against the incident the local resident blocked the road. The blockade was cleared after the intervention of police and administrative officials. The Sonbhadra district magistrate PK Upadhyaya said that the incident occurred due to carelessness of tractor driver. He said that appropriate action was being taken in this regard.

Meanwhile, the police detained two local Congress leaders Dhiraj Pandey and Vivek Singh for creating scene.