Advertisement
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021
Outlook.com

Short Arm Of The Law

A manual on how to walk the tricky road to justice

Short Arm Of The Law
Short Arm Of The Law
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53
SOME months before Dangs and Staines, I went with Father Christudas of Dumka, Bihar, to police officer Kartikeyan, the man who investigated the Rajiv Gandhi assassination and currently D.G. of investigations at the National Commission for Human Rights. Christudas is the man who was stripped by a mob in the sleepy tribal town of Dumka in '97, then stripped a second time in police custody.

'Mr Dayal, you've brought me a cold case. There's little we can do,' Kartikeyan said. He had little more to say when we pointed out that we'd come almost a year earlier to the nhrc, and met with the top brass then and several times in between. But we'd not heard from the nhrc on the case in which the National Commission for Minorities (ncm) indicted the local bureaucracy and police officers, some of whom have god fathers, and fathers-in-law, in New Delhi.

Therefore we were considerably surprised when the Vajpayee government sent the nhrc to Orissa in the wake of the ghastly murder of Graham Staines, and his sons in January this year. Why the nhrc, and not the ncm?...

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Punjab Congress Crisis: Razia Sultana Steps Down From Cabinet In 'Solidarity' With Sidhu

Punjab Congress Crisis: Razia Sultana Steps Down From Cabinet In 'Solidarity' With Sidhu

Two Punjab Congress office-bearers also resigned from their posts following Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation from the post of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) President on Tuesday.

Zojila Tunnel Work Is Challenging But Govt Has Strong Will To Complete It In Time: Gadkari

Zojila Tunnel Work Is Challenging But Govt Has Strong Will To Complete It In Time: Gadkari

The union minister visited the Zojila tunnel, which will be the longest tunnel in Asia, and reviewed the progress of work.

IPL 2021, Live Cricket Scores, KKR Vs DC: Kolkata Knight Riders Have An Eye On Playoffs

IPL 2021, Live Cricket Scores, KKR Vs DC: Kolkata Knight Riders Have An Eye On Playoffs

Follow here live cricket scores and updates of KKR vs DC. Delhi Capitals are unbeaten in the UAE leg of IPL 2021.

Kanhaiya Kumar Joins Congress, Dalit Leader Jignesh Mevani Extends Support

Kanhaiya Kumar Joins Congress, Dalit Leader Jignesh Mevani Extends Support

Former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar was previously with the CPI(M) while Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani is an independent MLA from Gujarat and the convener of RDAM.

Advertisement