GUWAHATI, Oct 27 - The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) today directed Director General of Police (DGP) Kuladhar Saikia to carry out a probe into the alleged atrocity by police during a protest staged by the differently-abled persons at the Dispur Late Gate here on October 5. The Commission directed the DGP to submit the probe report within 30 days.
The Commission has issued the order based on the complaint filed by the working president and secretary of Pratibandhi Suraksha Sangstha, Assam, an organisation working for the rights of the differently-abled persons in the State.
On that day, hundreds of differently-abled persons from various parts of the State staged a sit-in protest under the banner of Pratibandhi Suraksha Sangstha, demanding fulfilment of their various demands.
In the complaint addressed to the Commission, the organisation alleged that on that day, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Amitabh Basumatary, Dispur Police Station sub-inspector Nipu Kalita, constable Nirmali Devi and other police officials had assaulted the members of the organisation during the protest, which was peaceful.
The protest was staged after availing proper permission of the Police Commissioner of Guwahati, the PSSA said.