NHRC notice to Delhi CP on dragging of injured girl by police

NHRC notice to Delhi CP on dragging of injured girl by police

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports "alleging that the girl having plaster in her leg was dragged by police personnel in a ghastly manner instead of using a wheelchair at the Karkardooma Court premises in Delhi," it said.

The report published on March 14 also carried a photograph in this regard, the rights panel said.

The Commission observed that upholding the dignity and rights of women is of prime importance and the state functionaries have to lead by example in this endeavour.

"Women's rights and their dignity cannot be compromised under any circumstances and if the contents of media reports are true, then it's a serious issue of human rights violation of the young girl," the NHRC said.

The Commission has issued a notice to the Commissioner of Police, Delhi calling for a report in the matter within two weeks.