Particulars of the victim:- Mr. Firoj Ahmed, son of Faijur Ahmed, aged about-23 years, by faith-Muslim, by occupation-Cultivation, residing at village-Srikati, Police Station-Baduria, District-North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India.
Particulars of the perpetrators:- The involved police personnel of Basirhat Police Station.
Date & time of the incident: - On 7.2.2012 at about 2.30 hours
Place of incident: - Inside the house of the victim at village-Srikati, Police Station-Baduria, District-North 24 Parganas
Fact Finding Details: - It is revealed during the fact finding that on 7.2.2012 at about 2.30 hours about 15 to 16 police personnel from Basirhat Police Station came to the house of the victim with intention to arrest him. At the time of arrest of the victim the police did not issue any memo of arrest and no reason was disclosed for his arrest. The victim's wife tried to save him from the brutality of the police personnel, but one of the police personnel present there hit on her left hand by a wooden button. Instead of that the victim's wife pleaded before the police personnel to free her husband, but the police personnel did not pay any heed and one of the police personnel again thrashed her on the ground by kicking her. The police personnel abused the victim in filthy languages and at the same time he was brutally assaulted by the police personnel. The police personnel assaulted him by kicking on his body indiscriminately and hitting him by rifle butt and wooden button. As a result of the assault the victim sustained severe injuries on his body and he almost lost his ability to stand on his feet and walk properly. The police personnel forcibly took him by dragging his body. Then he was put into a Tata Sumo (four wheeler car) and the car along with a police jeep went away.
In the next morning (8.2.2012) at about 10 am the wife and other family members of the victim reached at Basirhat Police Station to meet with the victim. They requested the on-duty police officer to allow them to meet with the victim. But the duty-officer started abusing them in filthy languages and misbehaved with them. After several requests the wife and other family members of the victim was allowed to meet with him. The victim told them that at the police station he was again brutally assaulted by the police personnel and his left hand's fingers were fractured by beating with wooden button. He also told that he was not served with adequate food. The victim was not treated by any medical practitioner since his apprehension. It was learnt that Mr. Firoj was shown arrest by police in Case No. 24 / 2012 under section 20B NDPS (Narcotic Drugs Psychotropic Substances Act.
On 20.2.2012 the victim's wife Ms. Achma Bibi lodged one written complaint in over the incident as stated above before the Additional Superintendent of Police, Barasat, North 24 Parganas and sought for legal action against the perpetrators police personnel, but till date no action was taken.
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