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Monday, May 16, 2011

In relation to an incident of custodial death in Aligarh district

National Human Rights Commission
New Delhi.

Respected Sir,
I want to draw your kind attention towards an incident of custodial death of Mr. Abdul Aziz son of Nasir Ali, aged about 59 years old, a resident of Kishori Bhawan, Anup Shahar Road under the Civil Lines police station in Aligarh district, Uttar Pradesh on 8th May, 2011. The deceased victim, Mr. Abdul Aziz was a fourth grade employee of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)
Next day on 09 May, 2011 an F.I.R. was  registered by Mr. Jamshed, the son of the deceased victim, against 8 persons, including two police officials associated with the Civil Lines police station under sections 302, 452, 323, 506, 102 B of Indian Penal Code.
According to the description given in the FIR, on 8 May, 2011 at around 10.30 pm, the deceased victim, Mr. Abdul Aziz was picked up forcefully from his house by Mr. Jalil Ahmad, a Sub Inspector and Mr. A. K. Tyagi, a S.S.I., both posted at Civil Lines police station and he was taken to the Civil Lines police station in a police jeep.
It is informed that when the relatives of the deceased victim went to the Civil Lines police station to know about the deceased, they were told that the deceased victim had been sent to the J. N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh. When the relatives went to the J. N. Medical College, AMU, which is hardly 2 Km away from the Civil Lines police station, they came to know that Mr. Abdul Aziz had died.
Further, it is reported that a panel of two doctors conducted Post-Mortem(Post-mortem:545/11) of the deceased victim Mr. Abdul Aziz and it has revealed that Mr. Abdul Aziz death was caused due to asphyxia(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asphyxia) and a result of strangulation.

In the above incident of custodial death, the Sub Inspector Mr. Jalil Ahmad has been suspended. But despite named in the FIR, no action has been taken against Mr. A.K. Tyagi, S.S.I. of the Civil Lines police station.

In such an incident of brutal custodial death, I request you to give order to conduct a Magisterial Inquiry by Judicial Magistrate under Section 176 (1) A of Cr.P.C. immediately, compensation of Rupees 5 lakhs to the kin of deceased Abdul Aziz and provide protection to witness.

(Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi)
Secretary General

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