Rs 1 lakh compensation to retd Platoon Commander for illegally arresting

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Jan 2017 11:12:12


Staff Reporter,

MADHYA Pradesh Human Rights Commission (MPHRC) has recommended 1 lakh compensation must be given to the retired Platoon Commander Lakhan Singh. He was arrested by Shivpuri police unlawfully and it was also reported that a false case was framed against him which is a straight case of human right violations.


It was reported that, Station House Officer (SHO) had brutally beaten Lakhan Singh Chauhan on October 26 followed by his son on the same day. Earlier, it was brought to notice that, the Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission (MPHRC) had issued notifications stating that the police force should not use this power indiscriminately and no human rights violations should take place under the garb of this article.


Notifications were issued to the IG (Inspector General of Police) and all SP (Superintendent of Police) to scrutinise the procedure and properly monitor citizens arrested under Section 151 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Besides, they also suggested that SHO should be made liable for the illegal activities happening inside the lock ups and even if there is any human right violation reported in custody the Thana-In-charge should be made accountable for that.
This direction should be incorporated as of late there has been cases of custodial death being reported in the Human Rights Commission. Even if the activity is done by police officials under their rank the Thana-In-charge should be made liable to monitor their activities.


It has to be pointed out, that earlier, it was reported that many arrests were made by police which were either unnecessary or unjustified. The police often looked upon imprisonment as an easy solution and use preventive sections of law, like 151 of the Criminal Procedure Code indiscriminately. The liberal use of the power to arrest, while contributing significantly to the problem of overcrowding, leads to increased expenditure on jails.