Monday, January 23, 2012

Human rights panel orders probe against 2 DRI officials for ‘torturing’ Sikh trader

The Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has ordered a departmental inquiry against two senior Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officers for allegedly cutting off a Sikh businessman’s beard on his refusal to pay a bribe. Taking a serious note of the incident, the commission has observed that it was an act of “breach of human dignity” and was done to insult his religion.
The incident had allegedly taken place during a raid on Mahendrapal Gujral, a Juhu-based businessman, who dealt in foreign cars. He was arrested last June, following the raid on his residence by senior intelligence officer D S Mehta.
Mehta was allegedly acting on the orders of his senior C Jagiasi, an assistant director in the DRI. The DRI has registered a case against Gujral for dealing illegally in high-end foreign cars and the case is still pending.

with thanks : indianexpress : link in headline above for detailed news. Must read.

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