PATNA: Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) on Friday rapped an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) for initiating proceedings under 107 CrPC against a dead man and directed the state home department to pay Rs20,000 compensation to the widow for human rights violations and agony she suffered.
According to a petition filed by Ravindra Kumar, a resident of village Bikram in Patna district, his uncle was trying to take possession of his agricultural field by razing the boundary. “The petitioner had requested Bikram police for intervention. But, instead of providing any help, ASI Munga Lal Singh, under influence of the opposite party, submitted a report u/s 107 CrPC to the SDO against the petitioner and his late brother Lal Bihari Mahto,” BHRC member Neelmani said.
The report sent by Patna SSP to the commission confirms that the ASI had submitted a report for initiating proceedings for taking bond for maintenance of peace against the petitioner and his brother, who had died long back, Neelmani said and added, “The ASI, however, informed the SDO a fortnight later that he had included the name of a dead person by mistake.”
The commission, thus, granted a relief of Rs20,000 to Mira Devi, wife of late Lal Bihari Mahto, to be paid by the state home department within two months and asked Patna SSP to inform the commission about disciplinary action taken against the ASI within a month. The case is listed next on July 20.