Human Rights Commission questions TN cops for vandalising vehicles

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Chennai: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has sought a report from the Tamilnadu DGP over an incident in Dharmapuri district, where police allegedly vandalised a vehicle of a person on charges of violating prohibitive orders.

Taking suo motu cognisance of a media report in this regard, the SHRC acting chairperson D. Jayachandran has called for a report from the Director-General of Police and Superintendent of Police of Dharmapuri District within two weeks.

The media report said police personnel vandalised vehicles that were found to be violating the prohibitory orders on Netaji Bypass Road in Dharmapuri last week.

It was not just Dahrmapuri but in many districts across the state too that punishments were given to violators of prohibitory orders that are in place to check the spread of coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the SHRC has called for testing of vulnerable sections of the population for Covid-19. In a letter addressed to State Chief Secretary K. Shanmugam, the SHRC called for testing, especially among the underprivileged population, including transgender whose awareness may not be very much, and who may not know the importance of testing.

“In many of the areas, water is being supplied on alternate days, the frequency may be increased, and the health workers should be advised to educate the people in their allotted areas on the importance of personal hygiene,” the SHRC said.


NT Bureau