ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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False Cases

The Bastar police has launched a no-holds-barred attempt to silence all those who are calling them to account for violations of the rule of law under the cover of anti-Maoist operations.

Advocate Shalini Gera and her colleagues of JagLAG who were in Jagdalpur in connection with a case of false encounter of a young Adivasi boy, were confronted on the night of 26 December 2016 by a police team which entered the dharmashala where they were staying and accused them of being there in an “unauthorised” manner. Despite the fact that they were following up on an order by the Chhattisgarh High Court for exhumation and a second post-mortem in the case and their accommodation had been arranged by the office of the divisional commissioner, Gera and her colleagues were ordered to come to the police station for interrogation. It took a personal call from the divisional commissioner to the sub inspector to force the police to back off.

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Updated On : 6th Jan, 2017


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