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ACHR Index: IND/GA/01/03
2 July 2003

Mr. Justice A S Anand
Chairman
National Human Rights Commission
Sardar Patel Bhawan
Parliament Street
New Delhi-110001

Subject: Complaint against inhumane and degrading treatment of two alleged criminals, Kamlesh Mangueshkar and Nilesh Mangueshkar, who were allegedly stripped and paraded naked through the streets of Taleigao, a suburb of Panaji, Goa on 29 June 2003.

Dear Justice Anand,

I am writing to seek intervention of the National Human Rights Commission against inhumane and degrading treatment of two alleged criminals, Kamlesh Mangueshkar, and his cousin Nilesh Mangueshkar, who were allegedly stripped and paraded naked through the streets of Taleigao, a suburb of Panaji, Goa.

The victims were in police custody. They were allegedly beaten up and later paraded "half naked". According to eyewitness, the two men, stripped down to their underwear and bound in ropes, taken walking through the streets.

The two men who were arrested on 24 June 2003 on charges of attempt to murder after they assaulted one Mr Paulo D'Cruz by Police Inspector one Salim.

I shall be grateful if the NHRC could kindly intervene by taking the following measures:

1.      Direct the State Government of Goa to order a judicial inquiry into the matter and submit the report to the NHRC;

2.      Direct the State Government of Goa to pay exemplary compensation to the victims if the allegations are found to be true;

3.      Take any other measures that the NHRC deems fit

Looking forward to your kind intervention.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely

 

Suhas Chakma
Director


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