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NHRC seeks Report from Puri SP over arrest of 51 Villagers

NHRC seeks Report from Puri SP over arrest of 51 VillagersBhubanewsar, May 21: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought an action taken report form Superintendent of Police of Puri over arrest of at least 51 people from Gualipada village last month in train burning case. Acting on a compliant of rights activist Akhand, the commission has directed the SP to file the report with four weeks.

As many as 51 people including minor students, teacher were arrested by police on 19 April midnight from Gualipada village under Delanga Police limits. The arrest was made two days after some people set on fire a coach of the Puri-Barbil Express train at Delang railway station and ransacked the station on April 17 following the death of a local boy who fell from a running train. Police had also registered fake case against one Journalist who was covering the train mishap.

Police has arrested the innocent villagers who have no role in train burning incident. Even Police have raided many houses forcefully without warrant form a court. Forces misbehaved women and girls while dragging the innocent villagers form village, alleged Akhand. He demands for withdrawal of cases against innocent people.

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