To 29 February 2012
Justice Shri K.G.Balakrishnan
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)
Faridkot House, Copernicus Marg
Sub: Complaint against death in judicial custody of Mr. VISHNU KULLU GAUDE, of Dist: GOA (NORTH), State: Goa on Date 06/12/2011 at CENTRAL JAIL , AGUADA.
This is to inform you that People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) has been informed about the occurrence of the above incident as process of detention watch. There are doubts regarding the circumstances involving the incident which need to be answered for the establishment of rule of law.
May I request NHRC to intervene in this matter to ensure that a thorough investigation is done, if necessary by instituting a judicial inquiry. Guidelines issued by the NHRC are adhered to by the competent authority and duly reported. Criminal proceedings against the guilty officials must be initiated. The immediate dependent of the deceased must not only be adequately compensated but also receive psychological support by trained psychotherapist.
Secretary General, Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR)
SA 4/2 A, Daulatpur, Varanasi-221002, India