Free counters!
FollowLike Share It

Monday 31 October 2011

one person disappeared by the smuglers & police asking for bribe

The Hon’ble Member
National Human Rights Commission
Faridkot House
Copernicus Marg
New Delhi-110001
Attn. Mr. Satyabrata Pal, IFS
Respected Sir,

We have received information that one Mr. Samsuddin Shah, son of Mr. Sahamat Shah from village-Godhanpara, Police Station-Raninagar, District-Murshidabad, West Bengal has allegedly been abducted or killed by some alleged miscreants. The victim’s wife lodged written complaint at local Raninagar Police Station disclosing that her husband originally a worked as a carrier of cattle which job was time to time given to him by the local smugglers and their agents. The victim was paid paltry amount for the job.  In one such occasion the victim was tasked to carry some cattle to a specified location by some miscreants namely (1) Mr. Bajit Shah, (2) Mr. Baidul Shah, (3) Mr. Basir Shah, all sons of late Jabar Shah; (4) Mr. Panchu Shah, son of Janu Shah; (5) Mr. Rejaul Shah, son of Sheru Shah, all from village-Khairamari, Police Station-Jalangi, District-Murshidabad; (6) Mr. Asikul Sk., son of Ahasan Sk. of village-Inatpur, Police Station-Jalangi, and (7)  Mr. Hossain Sk. of Beldanga, District-Murshidabad who is one kingpin of cross border cattle smuggling business of that area.

The victim was promised to pay his wage after the said cattle was sold in Bangladesh. Later he came to know that those cattle were sold in Bangladesh, so he went to meet the aforesaid persons to get his wage on 13.8.2011 at about 2 pm. But since then he did not return to his house. Still his whereabouts are unknown to his family members though he was searched by his family members at every possible location. His family members strongly apprehended that the aforesaid persons either abducted or killed him out of grave conspiracy. The police (Raninagar Police Station) booked one criminal case vide  Raninagar Police Station Case no. 490/2011 dated 22.8.2011 under sections 363/365/34 of Indian Penal Code against the aforesaid persons, though it is a matter of fact that the police initially refused to accept the complaint from the side of the victim’s family on different false pretext.  

The police (Raninagar Police Station) only registered the case but did not take any action to rescue the victim till date. Moreover Mr. Nilanjan Roy, the Officer-in-Charge of Raninagar Police Station demanded Rs. 1 Lakh from the victim’s wife to take any action in the case. The victim’s wife lodged written complaint before the Superintendent of Police, Murshidabad on 22 September 2011 against the impure role played by the perpetrator police personnel of Raninagar Police Station, but here also no action was taken till date.

The victim’s family desperately wanted him back either alive or dead but the reluctance of the police (Raninagar Police Station) to take action against the accused persons only gave a message to the victim’s family that the police (Raninagar Police Station) will not take action as it maintains a copy relationship with the smugglers and a section of BSF involved in smuggling in the border area and it is paid bribe as protection money. This scandalous situation known to everybody has going on for son long. But who will police the police?

Hence we urge the Commission to intervene in this case in the following manner:-

·         The Officer-in-Charge and other involved police personnel of Raninagar Police Station must be held responsible for showing gross dereliction of duty and a neutral enquiry must be initiated against them.
·         The Officer-in-Charge and other involved police personnel of Raninagar Police Station must also be booked under the law and consequently prosecuted for their impure role as alleged from the side of the victim’s family.
·         The concerned authorities including Raninagar Police Station must be directed to rescue the victim immediately and take urgent legal action against the accused persons.
·         Any other suitable relief(s) as the Commission may deem fit and proper.

Thanking You,
Yours truly,

Kirity Roy
Secretary, MASUM
National Convener, PACTI

Kirity Roy
Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha
National Convenor (PACTI)
Programme Against Custodial Torture & Impunity
40A, Barabagan Lane (4th Floor)
Balaji Place
PIN- 712203
Tele-Fax - +91-33-26220843
Phone- +91-33-26220844 / 0845
e. mail :

No comments:

Post a Comment