Human rights panel orders arrest of nine Uttar Pradesh policemen

February 6th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Feb 6 (IANS) The state human rights commission has ordered the arrest of nine Uttar Pradesh policemen for alleged excesses that forced a man to commit suicide in a police lock up in Hardoi district, officials said Friday.“The nine policemen who are to be arrested are a station house officer, a sub-inspector and seven constables,” additional superintendent of police Govind Agarwal told IANS by phone.

“The human rights commission has also sought a report from us,” added Agarwal.

According to police, Maghai, a resident of Narbha village in Hardoi, committed suicide in the lock up of Pachdevra police station by hanging himself. The incident took place four months ago.

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