Hold officers responsible for caning: Karnataka HC

Published: 04th August 2016 06:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th August 2016 06:44 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:  The High Court on Wednesday observed that the officers who monitored the Mahadayi protest at Yamanur in Dharwad district and gave instructions to lathicharge villagers should also be held responsible, and not only the constables who did the caning.

Expressing displeasure at the way the police handled the Mahadayi protest at the village, Justice A N Venugopala Gowda asked the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) to submit a report on police highhandedness by Friday.

He took the State Police Complaints Authority and Human Rights Commission to task for not initiating suo motu action against police excesses on innocent villagers. The judge wondered how the authorities of both the bodies become mute spectators despite the media exposing police atrocity.  

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