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Wednesday 1 February 2012

In the name of resisting Maoists whether police are allowed to flout the procedures

Particulars of the perpetrators: - Mr. Shibunath @ Shibu Mahato, son of Mr. Birendranath Mahato, by Caste-Kurmi, aged about-25 years, residing at village- Bhursatora, Police Station-Binpur, District-Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India.

Particulars of the perpetrators: - The involved police personnel of Binpur Police Station and the involved jawans of the Joint Force.

Place of the incident: - In the house of the victim in village-Bhursatora under Binpur Police Station, District-Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal.

Date & time of the incident: - On 25.10.2011 at about 8 am

Case Details:-

It is revealed during the fact finding that on 25.10.2011 at about 8 am in the morning the involved police personnel of Binpur Police Station and the involved jawans of Joint Force entered into Bhursatora village. They came to the victim’s house and caught hold the victim. They told him to enter into their vehicle without disclosing any reason. The victim refused to go with them for which they started to beat the victim. They thrashed the victim on the ground and assaulted him mercilessly. Then they forcibly took the victim into their car and they also took one motorbike of the victim’s family without issuing any seizure memo. The victim’s family asked the reason for arresting the victim and also the picking up of the motorbike but they did not disclose any reason. They only asked the family of the victim to visit Binpur Police Station and left the place with the victim and the motorbike.

In the afternoon the victim’s father Birendranath Mondal went to Binpur Police Station but he was not allowed to enter into the said police station by the on-duty police personnel. Then from 26.10.2011 to 30.10.2011 the victim’s father went to Binpur Police Station, but again every time he was not allowed to meet with the victim. Reportedly the victim was subjected to torture both physically and mentally by police during his illegal detention at the police station. On 31.10.2011 the victim’s father lodged one written complaint before the Sub-Divisional Officer, Jhargram informing him about the illegal detention of his son in Binpur Police Station. On 31.10.2011 the police produced the victim at Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, Jhargram by labeling him being an accused in an old pending criminal case i.e. Binpur Police Station Case no. 75/2011 dated 31.8.2011 under sections 363/365 of Indian Penal Code.

Kirity Roy
Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha
National Convenor (PACTI)
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