SHRC frees nine illegally detained

On Monday, based on a complaint from South India Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring (SICHREM), IGP Megarikh raided the station after learning that some youths were detained for the last two months.

The officer freed Anwar (22), Khalid Sait (28) and Akram (22) who were detained illegally for the last two months.

Apart from them, there were another six juveniles -- Anamalai (16), Zakir Hussain (17), Prashanth (14), Murali (17), Shashikiran (17) and Karthik (21) who were locked up for many days.

The officer gave a dressing down and ordered the Station House Officer to regularise the case and set the house in order.  A few hours later Karnataka Commission for Protection of Child Rights  raided the same  station and ensured juveniles were sent to remand home.

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