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SHRC seeks report on boys’ illegal detention

Posted by on June 17, 2011 0 Comment

Hyderabad: Taking suo motu notice of media reports that two boys were handcuffed and kept in illegal detention by the Hanamkonda police, the State Human Rights Commission on Friday issued a notice to the Warangal Superintendent of Police.

The SHRC, taking a serious note of the violation of child rights, directed the district SP to submit a comprehensive report by July 18 on the incident.

The two boys, A Ganesh of Vijayawada and MA Aman of the district were nabbed by the police when they were attempting to break into a house at Kumarpally of Hanamkonda.

The police had handcuffed the two boys and kept them inside the Hanamkonda police station without producing them before a juvenile Court as required by the Law.

The boys claimed that they had been in illegal detention for two days.

However, this claim has been contested by Hanamkonda Deputy Superintendent of Police Veeresham, who said that the two boys had been handcuffed since they ‘have a tendency to escape.’

Mr Veeresham further said denied that any child rights had been violated and said that the two boys had been shifted to a juvenile home.(INN)

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