'Pay Rs 50,000 for Wrongful Arrest'

Published: 24th August 2015 03:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2015 03:44 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has asked the Kottarakkara police to grant a compensation of `50,000 to a youth who was detained illegally.

Rights Commission chairman Justice J B Koshi said the amount should be handed over in two months. The incident came to light when Sahila, a native of Vettoor Kavil, lodged a complaint citing that her brother Abu Talif was kidnapped on March 25 by a gang of people from Vettoor Kavil. 

Later,it was discovered that the Kottarakkara police had detained Talif on April 9.

On inquiry, the Human Rights Commission  found out that the crime squad of the Kottarakara police station had detained him illegally. It then directed the compensation to be exacted from those  officers who were responsible for the illegal detention. Besides, they should also be given training in the police academy, it said.

The case against the youth should be inquired by a police officer holding a rank not less than that of a Deputy Superintendent of Police.


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