Friday, August 28, 2015

Fight against rape by PVCHR and facing consequences

Shruti Nagvanshi and Shirin Shabana Khan filed follows complain about rape of Danish Woman in Paharganj,New Delhi to National Human Rights Commission as first complain. NHRC took immediate action because media were very active that time.  

But after one year with out our receiving any comment from first complainants,NHRC closed the case(902/30/1/2014-WC). Recently, Shruti wrote to NHRC about to open the case,because same Pahadganj Police station falsely implicated senior leader of PVCHR in fake case. After writing many complain in case of falsely implication,NHRC is playing eyewash tactics.

Direction issued by the Commission: 
The complainant Shri R.H. Bansal, a human rights activist, vide his complaint dated 20.01.2014 alleged that on 14.01.2014, a 51 year old Danish lady tourist was subjected to rape by a gang of 8 (eight) youths near Divisional Officer's Club, New Delhi Railway Station. They robbed of her belongings also. The complainant sought the Commission's intervention for enquiry, legal action against all the accused persons, compensation of Rs.10 lacs to the victim and also prayed for show cause report from the Divisional Officers Club, Railway Station, New Delhi with regard to the security administration surrounding the Railway Station Area. The Commission took cognizance on 24.01.2014 and called for a report from the concerned authorities. Pursuant to the directions of the Commission, the DCP, Central District, Delhi sent a report dated 17.04.2014 stating t that that in connection with the occurrence, a case vide FIR NO. 17/14 dated 15.01.2014 was registered under Sections 376(D)/392/411 IPC on the complaint of the victim at Paharganj Police Station, Delhi. She refused her medical examination and insisted on going back to her country by her already booked scheduled flight next morning. All the nine accused persons including three juveniles have been arrested by the police. The recoveries of her belongings were made from the accused persons. It was further revealed that on request made through CBI Interpol (NCB), the victim was medically examined at Centre for Sexual Assault at the hospital "Rigshospitalet" in her country Denmark, on her reaching there on 15.01.2014. The preliminary medical report had already been received. A letter-Rogatory had been sent to Ministry of Justice, Denmark for a full report and other relevant material through Diplomatic channels. Charge sheet had been filed in the Court on 12.02.2014. The Commission vide proceedings dated 10.12.2014 observed and directed as under: "From the occurrence, it is seen that the place where the shameful incident took place is close to Railway Station, New Delhi, which is also at walking distance from Connaught Place. As per the report, the incident took place at 3.30 p.m. it means that at day time only. The Commission takes very serious view that the Railway Station Security of National Capital is not vigilant in preventing such crimes. The Commission further directs to the Officer, Divisional Officers Club, Railway Station, New Delhi to submit a report regarding the occurrence and why such crimes could not be prevented by its security personnel. The requisite report should be reached within four weeks. " No reply has been received from the complainant in response to Commission's communication dated 30.06.2014. Pursuant to the directions of the Commission dated 10.12.2014, the office of the Divisional Railway Manager, Northern Railway, New Delhi vide his letter dated 20.01.2015 submitted that the incident occurred on 14.01.2014 in the premises of Divisional Railway Officer's Club, State Entry Road near the New Delhi Railway Station. The prevention of IPC crime is the primary responsibility of the State police i.e. Delhi Police. The place of incident is a secluded place not frequented by railway passengers or public. The Divisional Railway Officers' Club was shut at the time of the incident. It is opened usually in the evenings, only on the days when a function is to be held. At the time of incident, no security guard was deployed in the Club. However, the Railway administration viewed this incident seriously and took immediate corrective and remedial measures to ensure that such incidents do not occur in future. Private security guards have been deployed round the clock to provide security and avoid such incidents at Divisional Railway Officer's Club. The RPF post at DRM Office, Delhi Division has also been instructed to keep the area free of undesirable and anti-social elements. Further, the place of incident is being developed as Annexe to the Club. It is reiterated that all necessary action/measures have been taken for security of the club premises to maintain close vigil and maintain law and order. The Commission has considered the material placed on record. Police registered the case and arrested all accused. Stolen articles were also recovered. Charge-sheet was also filed in the Court. Now the Court is seized of the matter. The Railways have taken all corrective & remedial measures to curb such incidents in their premises in future. The police report was sent to the complainant for his comments, if any. But there was no response from him. It is assumed that he has nothing to urge further in the matter. Hence, there is no need of any further intervention of the Commission in the matter. The case is closed. MAIN FILE-276/30/1/2014-WC Action Taken Concluded and No Further Action Required (Dated 7/8/2015 )