Rights body seeks action errant cops

KATHMANDU: Forum for Protection of People’s Rights, Nepal (PPR-N) today demanded the government for a proper investigation into the Sunsari’s Chatara case and strong

action against police personnel who were involved in

the incident.

Police personnel allegedly had thrashed some persons last Friday while the latter were returning from the funeral of Gopal Shrestha, 42, of Duhabi of Sunsari who had died in a road accident. Rameshwor Koirala, advocate of PPR-N, said the high-handedness of the security personnel had violated human

rights and was against ‘rights against torture’.

He said such actions violated fundamental as well as political rights of people as ensured by the state. Publicising a report today, the PPR-N mentioned that the high-handedness of security personnel was against different human rights’ conventions signed by the government in the past.

The report also mentioned that the security personnel had severely beaten up eight persons and looted their accessories after taking them under their control.

Addressing a press conference, he demanded the

government to provide medical treatment along with compensation for the victims. He also demanded commitment of the Nepal Police

not to repeat the same mistake again.

Dr Jaya Prakash Thakur of PPR-N said that the brutality of the police was against human rights.

He said that the police had no authority to arrest whomever they wanted without warrants. He also said torturing people was against national and international rules and regulations.