Rights panel’s sermon on jails, detention centres

Kathmandu, October 26:

A panel of human right activists and a lawyer, constituted to investigate the death of Chandra Kumar Yadav in police custody in Siraha, today recommended the government to

regularly monitor the detention centres and jails. Yadav was killed on October 14 in detention due to the torture of police.

The panel comprising lawyer Tika Ram Pokhrel and human right activists Kopila Adhikari, Raj Kumar Mahaseth, Shamananda Chaudhari and Dev Raj Pokhrel was formed to probe the death.

The panel found that torture was the reason for Yadav’s death. Yadav was held on the charge of involvement in the killing of Uttimlal Mahato. The panel also recommended the government to ratify the Convention Against Torture in order to regularly monitor the detention centres.