KHRC rescues Mother, daughter from illegal police detention

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Bangalore, Sep 21 (UNI) Acting on a complaint, the Karnataka Human Rights Commission (KHRC) has rescued a woman and her daughter, who were illegally detained in a police station by an Inspector of Police, demanding Rs 50,000 for their release.

Informing this to newsperons here today, Commision Chairman Justice S R Nayak said after receiving a complaint from Prakash Baid, husband of the woman, Santosh Deo Baid and her six-year old girl Mamata were rescued.

Police Inspector H T Jayaramaiah, attached to the Nandini Layout Police Station, when questioned confessed that he had detained them for interrogating in connection with a case for the last one week.

This was against the Human Rights Act, Commission Chairman said.

The Inspector was threatening to produce them before a Magistrate if he was not paid Rs 50,000 for their release, Justice Nayak said adding the Commission was prima facie satisified that Jayaramaiah and his staff were guilty of violating Human Rights.

Replying to a question, he said an opportunity would be given to Jayaramaiah to explain about the incident before recommending the Commission's decision to the State government.


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