Farmer suicide: NHRC to take up case suo motu
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will suo motu take up the case of suicide of Gajendra Singh, during a farmers’ rally organised by AAP in Delhi, if no official complaint is lodged with the panel, NHRC chief said on Friday.
“We have not decided to take any suo motu action. There may be some complaint (filed with the commission). We do not need a complaint (to take up the issue). As all members (of NHRC) are here, we have to get the details to consider it,” said NHRC Chairperson K G Balakrishnan.
“Of course, we will take up suo motu the case if there is no complaint. Tomorrow, all members will be in Delhi. Then, we will take a decision. There may be some complaint by some people (by now). Then, there is no question of suo motu,” he added.
Balakrishnan, a former Chief Justice of India, and other members of the Delhi-headquartered Commission are in the city to participate in a three-day ‘Open hearing and Camp Sitting’.
Singh (41), a farmer from Dausa in Rajasthan, hanged himself before a big crowd at the rally organised by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to protest against the land acquisition Bill, at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday.
AP govt forms 8-member SIT to probe Chittoor firing
The Andhra Pradesh government has constituted an eight-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe a case pertaining to the killing of 20 people in Chittoor. “The SIT, led by Ravishankar Ayyanar who till recently headed National Investigation Agency (NIA), Hyderabad branch, will probe the incident,” said AP Director General of Police Jasti Venkata Ramudu. Besides, the Hyderabad High Court on Friday directed the Andhra Pradesh police to furnish the case diary relating to a case registered in connection with the killing of 20 people in police firing in Seshachalam forests of Chittoor district on April 7.