Maharashtra top cop gets notice on Pragnya’s torture claim

November 25th, 2008 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyNew Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Maharashtra’s director general of police and the chief secretary over the alleged torture of Malegaon bomb blast accused Sadhvi Pragnya Thakur, an official said Tuesday.The NHRC’s move has come after a complaint was filed alleging that Thakur was being harassed by the state’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).

Thakur filed an affidavit in a Nashik court Nov 17, claiming the ATS was torturing her and violating her human rights.

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani sought a judicial inquiry in the case.

Six people were killed and 20 injured in the bomb blast in Malegaon Sept 29.

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