Bihar govt orders payment of Rs 50k to activist jailed in false case

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patna
  • Updated: Nov 13, 2015 17:45 IST

The Bihar government has ordered payment of Rs 50,000 to an RTI activist, who was jailed for 14 days in a false case.

It also directed the director general of police to initiate departmental inquiry against the officers responsible for implicating activist Charan Singh of Rohtas in a false case. The decision comes at the behest of the Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) member Neelmani.

The assistant sub-inspector, who arrested Singh, had confessed during the review of the case that he was under orders of his inspector (since retired from service) to arrest him.

The then police inspector, Vikarmganj, Lallan Singh, since superannuated, had held the case true during its initial supervision. However, the deputy inspector general of police, Shahabad range, who intervened, ruled the report ‘false’ in its final submission.

The BHRC has sought a compliance report from the government by December 31.

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