Wed, 04 Jul 2012 19:51:31 GMT | By PTI

Inquiry ordered into Pinki's case

Kolkata: The West Bengal Human Rights Commission has directed the home, health and police departments to inquire into the alleged 'inhuman torture' on Asiad gold medalist Pinki Pramanik in police and jail custody and submit a report within two weeks.


Inquiry ordered into Pinki's case

"One complaint has been submitted alleging inhuman torture both in jail and police custody to Pinki Pramanik," WBHRC chairman Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly, members Justice N C Sil and S N Roy said in a letter yesterday to the three departments.

"The Commission is seriously concerned and directs the principal secretary (health) for an inquiry into the matter and send the report within two weeks," the letter, a copy of which is with PTI, said.

The WBHRC also gave the same direction to principal secretary (home) who is incharge of the jail department and the director general of police.

"Prima facie, it's a case of human rights violation. We are awaiting the reports," Justice Ganguly told PTI.

The treatment meted out to the athlete has attracted criticism from the sporting fraternity as well.

"It's a shame. I feel sad for Pinki who has earned laurels for the country. It's a case of sexual harrassment. I urge the human rights authorities to step in," two-time Olympian Saraswati Saha-Dey, who won 200m gold at the Busan Asian Games, told PTI.

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