Chennai: 2 SIs, former DSP fined Rs 3 lakh by SHRC

The petitioner alleged that Adam Basha and others cheated him to the tune of Rs 25 lakh by assuring him of selling 40 acres of land.

Chennai: The State Human Rights Commission has directed a former DSP and two SI of District Crime Branch, Kancheepuram, to pay a compensation of Rs 3 lakh for harassing the petitioner five years ago.

In the petition R. Saravanakumar submitted that on August 27, 2013 he lodged a complaint with Chennai Police Commissioner against Ramakrishnan, Adam Basha and others. He alleged that they cheated him to the tune of Rs 25 lakh by assuring him of selling 40 acres of land at Thaiyur village. However, they sold the land with forged documents.

The complaint was forwarded to DSP, Anti Land Grabbing Cell, Kancheepuram. Angered over this Ramakrishnan and Adam Basha filed a counter complaint to H. Ramesh Babu, DSP, District Crime Branch, Kancheepuram.

On December 5, 2013, N. Nirmala Rani, SI, K. Rajendran of Special SI, District Crime Branch, Kancheepuram entered his house and threatened him and his son.

They forcefully took them in their vehicle. They were detained in the police station. Under the threat from the cops he handed over his three vehicles to Ramakrishnan and blank cheques. He sought action against the cops.

In reply, the cops stated that R. Saravanakumar making false allegations and not maintainable. Judge D. Jayachandran held that the cops violated the human rights of the Saravanakumar. Hence, he is entitled to receive compensation of Rs 3 lakh from three police. The judge recommended the government to initiate the departmental action against the police.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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