Saharsa DIG, Madhepura SP summoned by Bihar Human Rights Commission

Patna,(BiharTimes): The DIG of Saharsa range and SP of Madhepura have been summoned by the Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) to appear personally on December 17 to explain the ‘inordinate delay’ in investigation of a case related to the murder of a girl way back on April 17, 2004.

The Commission on Tuesday asked the two officers to inform it about action taken, if any, against the police officers responsible for the delay in investigation of the case.

It needs to be recalled that Jaimala Devi, the mother of the deceased, Shivani, lodged an FIR against her relatives Shambhu Prasad, Shailendra Yadav and Ramesh Prasad Yadav of village Sahugarh, Diwani Tola, under Madhepura police station.

The then SP, Madhepura, in 2004, had found true the allegations against the three accused named in the FIR. He had ordered the police station concerned for their immediate arrest. However, it is not clear why the above order by the SP was not executed till July, 2011.

The order of BHRC member, Neelmani, who is himself a retired DGP of the state, said “according to the last report submitted to the Commission by the DIG, Saharsa, vide his letter on July 7, 2012, Madhepura SP did not submit clarifications on certain points raised in the DIG’s supervision despite reminders to him and, therefore, the DIG was not in a position to take decision in the case as yet.”

The report further said that the abnormal delay in taking the final decision in investigation of a murder case “is pathetic and the commission is constrained to take a serious view of the matter.”




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