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GHRC Summons Dabolim Airport Director for 'Lack of Facilities'

Goa Human Rights Commission summoned director of Dabolim airport over the alleged lack of facilities for police personnel posted at a police station.

Published: 15th December 2015 07:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th December 2015 07:26 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

PANAJI: The Goa Human Rights Commission today summoned the director of Dabolim airport near here over the alleged lack of facilities for police personnel posted at a police station there.

The three-member commission headed by Justice P K Misra and comprising retired District Judge A D Salkar and J A Keny, issued the notice to Dabolim airport director to appear before it on January 5.

The summons were issued after the Commission heard a complaint filed by advocate Aires Rodrigues over the "human rights violations" faced by the police personnel posted at the Dabolim airport police station.

In his complaint, Rodrigues said that police did not have a toilet, drinking water facilities and arrangement to sleep properly. "There is no CCTV cameras for surveillance at such an important airport," he added.

He also sought to know why Dabolim airport did not have a woman police officer available round-the-clock to deal with women accused.

"Women detainees are required to be supervised and searched by female officers and the law enforcement authorities cannot ignore the requirement of sufficient women staff to ensure the protection of the rights of female complainants, suspects, arrestees and detainees at the Dabolim airport police station," he said.

Rodrigues has sought that the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police be directed to explain as to how they have failed to provide basic amenities for staff at the police station.



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