Lathicharge: NHRC seeks report, HC to hear plea today

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |

September 3, 2021 2:08:42 am

Karnal SDMPolice personnel lathicharge protesters in Karnal on Saturday. (Express Photo)

Days after former Karnal sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Ayush Sinha, a 2018 batch IAS officer, was caught on camera instructing policemen to “break heads” of farmers who breached a security cordon during a protest, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a report from the Karnal DC and SP on the same within four weeks.

The action has been taken on a complaint filed by Congress.

Meanwhile, the Punjab and Haryana High Court will on Friday take up for hearing a writ petition, moved by a group of five Karnal residents, seeking a judicial probe headed by a retired high court judge into the police lathicharge on the protesting farmers in the district on August 28.

Sinha was transferred earlier this week.

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