Saturday, October 21, 2006

Youth goes missing, CRPF in the dock

Statesman News Service

BERHAMPUR, Oct. 20: A youth named Daringill Majhi is missing in Rayagada district and his family members and those having soft corner towards Naxalites allege that he was taken into custody by CRPF personnel without registering his arrest.
When contacted, the officers at the Rayagada district police headquarters, however, denied that none called Daringill had been arrested by them. But a person named Jacob Majhi has written letters to the chief minister, the state human rights commission and the chief justice of Orissa High Court alleging that his cousin, Daringill Majhi, son of G Majhi of Tikagudi village under Chandrapur police station jurisdiction in Rayagada district, was taken away by the CRPF personnel on 17 October.

He said after that, Daringill had not been spotted by anyone.
Mr Jacob expressed fear that his cousin may be subjected to torture in the hands of police personnel and warned that authorities would face dire consequences if they did not produce him in the court or register his arrest.
Mr Dandapani Mohanty, the convener of the Daman Paratirodh Manch, a putative pro-Maoist organisation, now banned by the state government, alleged that police atrocities continued in Rayagada district in the name of anti-Naxalite operations and the present case proved that.

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