NHRC issues notice to MP Govt. after cops allegedly strip, thrash farmers

NHRC issues notice to MP Govt. after cops allegedly strip, thrash farmers

By: || Updated: 06 Oct 2017 12:50 PM

New Delhi [India], Oct. 6 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notice to Madhya Pradesh Government a day after a group of farmers were allegedly detained, stripped and beaten up by the police in Tikamgarh district of the state.

Farmers were returning from a protest that sought drought-hit status for the Tikamgarh district.

The NHRC has asked the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police (DGP) of Madhya Pradesh to file a report in the matter within four weeks.

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that the Police in Tikamgarh allegedly locked up farmers and forced them to strip after they staged a protest against the state government.

Meanwhile, the Tikamgarh Police has denied that the farmers were beaten and said that a probe into the matter has been initiated. (ANI)


This story has not been edited. It has been published as provided by ANI

For INDIA News Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and for news updates download our News App.

First Published:
Next Story 3 types of insurance you should have in your financial arsenal