• Thursday, Jan 28, 2021
  • Last Update : 02:41 pm

Handcuffs removed from 3 injured Santal men upon HC order

  • Published at 02:06 pm November 14th, 2016
  • Last updated at 08:54 pm November 14th, 2016
Handcuffs removed from 3 injured Santal men upon HC order
The Dhaka Tribune has exclusively reported the sorry conditions of Charan Soren, Bimal Kisku and Dijen Tudu – the Santal men – were in while being treated in custody. Charan Soren and Bimal Kisku are currently at Rangpur Medical College Hospital with bullet wounds while Dijen Tudu, with serious eye injury from shotgun pellets, is at the National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital in Dhaka. Gaibandha Superintendent of Police (SP) M Ashraful Islam told the Dhaka Tribune on Monday evening that handcuffs had been removed two days ago for treatment purposes.
Also Read- Gaibandha violence victim: This country fails to ensure citizens’ rights
A Dhaka Tribune reporter on Sunday found Dijen Tudu without handcuffs during day-time, though he claimed that police handcuff him every day after midnight and take those off in the morning. On Friday, the Dhaka Tribune’s Rangpur correspondent spotted Charan Soren and Bimal Kisku, both in a groggy state, handcuffed and tied to their hospital bed.
Also Read- Injured Gaibandha Santals being treated in handcuffs
Earlier on Monday morning, a High Court bench comprising justices Obaidul Hassan and Krishna Debnath ordered the authorities concerned to remove the handcuffs from the Santal men following a petition by a Supreme Court lawyer seeking court directives in this matter. The writ petition was filed on the ground that the three accused are bedridden from bullet injuries and are incapable of walking at the moment. Therefore, the prospect of them fleeing is miniscule and being handcuffed is a violation of their human rights. [youtube id="wZm2n3jxfKw"] Police arrested them in a case filed for attacking law enforcers with arrows during a clash on November 6. During the clash, the police were allegedly backed by a group of goons loyal to the local MP. Three Santals were killed and several more injured in the clash in Madarpur and Joypur villages of Gaibandha’s Gobindaganj upazila. [caption id="attachment_32462" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Dijen Tudu lies in the National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital in Dhaka eyes injured by shotgun pellets Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune Dijen Tudu lies in the National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital in Dhaka eyes injured by shotgun pellets Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune[/caption] The court asked the Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner, Rangpur range deputy inspector general (DIG) and Gaibandha SP to comply with the order immediately. Petitioner barrister Jyotirmoy Barua told the Dhaka Tribune that the respondents were also ordered to submit a report to the court within November 16 regarding the issue. Later, the court issued a ruling, seeking an explanation within two weeks, as to why being handcuffed to a bed in a hospital should not be declared illegal. [caption id="attachment_31635" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Bimal Kisku, another victim in November 6 attack on his village in Gaibandha, was also spotted lying in a hospital bed in handcuff Dhaka Tribune Bimal Kisku, another victim in November 6 attack on his village in Gaibandha, was also spotted lying in a hospital bed in handcuff Dhaka Tribune[/caption] The law secretary, inspector general of police (IGP), DMP commissioner, Rangpur range DIG and Gaibandha SP were made respondents to the ruling.
50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail