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NHRC asks UP Govt to expedite filing of FIRs

india Updated: Jan 23, 2007 15:55 IST
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Taking strong exception to the non-implementation of its suggestions by the Uttar Pradesh government, the National Human Rights Commission has directed the state administration, already in the dock over the Nithari serial killings, to expedite the compiling and filing of reports like FIRs and magisterial enquiries.

During a three-day session in Lucknow recently, the commission drew the attention of the state government to a range of issues, including failure to file FIRs, delay in compliance with its recommendations in cases where it has recommended prosecution or disciplinary action and delay in sending requisite details or reports in custodial death cases.

The session, the first ever of its kind, was convened to expedite disposal of pending complaints relating to human rights, an NHRC official here said.

The commission has directed state authorities, including Secretary Home, Secretary Health, Additional Director General Police (Human Rights), DG (Prison) to expedite the sending of reports such as magisterial enquiries and viscera reports of those who died in custody.

Directions have also been issued to complete all pending magisterial enquiries within three months and in exceptional cases within six months.

Referring to the inadequate action taken against erring revenue officials found guilty of manipulation of records, in the context of several cases of living landlords being declared dead for usurping their property, the panel has suggested a survey to trace such cases and submit a report by March 12.