Monday, September 28, 2009

Police personnel too have Human Rights: Bidari

"Following assertions made by certain Congress leaders detained on Adugodi City Armed Reserve premises, clarifications have been issued to the public,"

*"The Congress didn't obtain licence from the police before its members went on a protest on Saturday morning,"

* 345 persons were detained for violating prohibitory orders and for attempting to lay siege to Vidhana Soudha. They were detained in the drill shed of the City Armed Reserve, Adugodi * Since 1982, this area has always been used as a detention centre. Agitating farmers, labourers, anganwadi workers and political activists have been detained at this place during protests * The area is a drill shed used for police functions. We have provided 300 chairs for persons detained on Saturday * They were given mineral water, tea and coffee. Lunch was arranged from Adiga's restaurant * The office room of DCP, headquarters, was vacated to accommodate detained leaders. Bathrooms at the DCP's office have been provided for all detained men and women * Two senior officers of DCP rank were looking after the well-being of detained persons from 11 am until their release at 5 pm * The detained were allowed to use mobile phones. No search was carried out on them * They were allowed to move freely within the vast area of CAR (south), Adugodi * The assertion that detained persons were kept at a dog shed is false. A signboard displaying `Police Dog Squad' was, incidentally, near the place of detention. Visuals that appeared in the electronic media also corroborate this fact. The height of a dog shed is 4 feet and the height of a conventional shed is minimum 16 feet * Police know that the detained are senior political leaders and activists. They have been treated with courtesy. (TOI)

Photograph shows Congress leaders munching Buns & drinking Mineral water-Mangalorean.

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