National Human Rights Commission
Sub: regarding three day detention done by the police against the hon'b Supreme Court guideline and facing physical and psychological torture .
I want to bring your kind attention towards the detention of Mr. Upendra Nath Singh alias Guddu son of late Satya Narayen Singh resident of village Samudh pur under jurisdiction of Baluwa of Chanduali district of Uttar Pradesh.
In the firing case of Nirman Nigam (construction department) police raided his house, when police did not find him, then they took Upendra's cousin brother Dhiraj Singh and nephew Bittu Singh in custody. Next day when Upendra Kumar went to Baluwa police station in Chandauli to enquire about the raid and detention of his two family members. Immediately he was detained and taken off to Varanasi. The posted Superintendent of Police in Chandauli, Sri Shalabh Mathur said the proceeding is done according to the direction of higher authority.
On 27th April, 2011 around 1 pm Upendra Kumar brought to the Cantt police station from till that day onward he is tortured in the custody. Even family members are not allowed to meet him. From 29th April, 2011 the family is not aware about the place of his detention. The whole family is apprehensive that Police may kill him in fake encounter. Upendra's wife Mamta Singh made complain with many higher authorities, but till now they did not have any information about him.
For many days news was published in the various daily newspaper "police behaviour with the survivor" which is utterly violation of human rights. Hon'b Supreme Court gave direction in the case of D.K Basu vs. State of Bengal after increasing violence in custody.It is noted that Upendra owns the criminal background and now he is elected as an area panchayat.
Therefore it is kind request please take immediate action for the release of Upendra from the custody or send him in judicial custody according the rule of law and action against the police personnel involved in the violation of Hon'b Supreme Court gave direction in the case of D.K Basu vs. State of Bengal. Because today a young man just fed up with the torture by varanasi police consumed poison and he died. The death of Upendra May happen in the custody.
Secretary General -PVCHR/JMN
SA 4/2 A,Daulatpur, Varanasi-221002