NHRC to enquire allegations of threat to life by tribal woman from J'khand police officer

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New Delhi, Aug. 16 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has decided to depute its investigation team to hold an on-the-spot enquiry in connection with a complaint of a tribal woman claiming threat from a senior Jharkhand police officer. he Commission has asked the Director General (Investigation), NHRC to depute a team for on-the-spot enquiry and submit a report in the matter.

The need to conduct an on-the-spot enquiry was felt after a tribal woman Ms. Padma Badaik alias Sushma of Jharkhand, in a complaint alleged that she is apprehending imminent threat to her life at the instance of a suspended senior police officer of Jharkhand, who is already facing a trial in a case of alleged sexual harassment of the complainant. he complainant Padma Badaik alias Sushma was allegedly sexually harassed by Mr. P.S. Natarajan, the then Zonal I.G. Ranchi.

A criminal case for the offence of rape was registered against the accused I.G. which is pending trial in the Court, and he is presently under suspension.

Under the recommendations of the National Commission for Women, she has been given police protection for the last so many months, and police constables are posted at her residence for her protection.

"She has also alleged that at the instance of the said I.G., she was being implicated in the terrorist activities. Allegedly, a criminal named Raghu, who recently was arrested by the police, is being used to implicate her as his accomplice. The police have obtained his statement accusing her as the Group Leader of the Terrorists. It is seen from the copies of the press clippings attached with the complaint that she is reported to have been running an armed organization named Jharkhand Army in Gumla region, and she has been given a name "Lady Don"," said an NHRC release on Monday.

However, she has alleged that such types of false allegations have been made against her in order to malign her reputation and dignity in the society.

She has further alleged that she is being victimized at the instance of the said I.G. of Jharkhand to pressurize her to make no statement against him in the original case pending in the court, the release further stated. (ANI)

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