NHRC Chairman Justice Arun Kumar Mishra hears, Jharkhand officials found guilty in 22 cases

Pankaj Prasad
NHRC Chairman Justice Arun Kumar Mishra
NHRC Chairman Justice Arun Kumar Mishra

Justice Arun Kumar Mishra, chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has said that complaints of human rights violations come from every state of the country including Jharkhand.

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Justice Arun Kumar Mishra has said that complaints of human rights violations come from every state of the country including Jharkhand. In Jharkhand, 53 cases were heard by the commission today. 22 cases were executed after hearing. Government officials have been found guilty in 22 cases of human rights violations. In these cases, Rs 48.08 lakh has been ordered to pay compensation to the victims. Justice Shri Mishra was addressing a press conference organized at Jharkhand Judicial Academy in Dhurva, Ranchi on Tuesday. During this, members of NHRC, Secretary, Chairman of State Commission etc. were present.

Commission takes action on receipt of the complaint

Justice Arun Kumar Mishra, chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), said that the nature of human rights violations varies. On receiving the complaint, the commission takes action. There is also a delay in hearing of complaints due to delay in completion of investigation in the case. It is always the endeavor of the commission that cases should be disposed of as soon as possible, but due to delay in research, hearing also gets affected.

Mandatory to report death in police custody in 24 to 48 hours

Justice Mishra said that complaints of human rights violations and torture are also received in police stations. For this people also have to be aware. When the police call for questioning, people can take the lawyer with them, where the questioning takes place, there should be CCTV cameras installed. He said that there should not be any kind of torture. This is wrong. In the case of death in police custody, the report has to be given within 24 to 48 hours, it has been made mandatory. Chairman Justice Mishra said that today 53 cases have been heard by the commission in Jharkhand. 22 cases were executed after hearing.