OHRC orders probe into custodial torture

Published: 18th September 2016 07:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th September 2016 07:12 AM   |  A+A-

CUTTACK: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Saturday directed the Superintendent of Police (SP), Cuttack (Rural) Madhab Chandra Sahoo to probe into the custodial torture case in Mahanga police station. The rights panel asked the SP to submit the report within four weeks.

Acting on a complaint filed by rights activist Biswapriya Kanungo, the OHRC has also directed its Investigating Wing’s Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Bimalendu Satapathy to conduct a separate probe into the incident.

Sources said Mahanga police had nabbed a 19-year-old physically challenged youth, Jagannath Das, of Jalewarpur in a snatching case on September 12. He was allegedly chained and detained for four days inside the police station in an inhuman manner. He was released on personal bond on Friday.

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