Human rights defender claims threat to life, NHRC directs TN DGP to order probe

Chennai: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Tamilnadu Director General of Police to order a probe by a senior rank police officer into the complaint of a human rights defender S K Saamy, who is facing death threats.

On a petition filed by Saamy, the NHRC said the complainant has alleged that his life is in danger and he is being harassed and threatened by high-level officials like Judges of High Court, IAS, Election Commission Officers and so on and named them in the complaint.

Sending a copy of the complaint to the DGP through online mode, the NHRC directed the DGp to probe the allegations by a senior rank police officer, and also to ensure safety, security and integrity of the complainant and his family members.

The NHRC also directed the DGP to submit an action taken report in the matter within seeks.

The NHRC said several times the complainant has approached the concerned police officials and other senior rank authorities, but in vain and requested the intervention of the Commission in the matter.


NT Bureau