Popular Front filed private complaint against Pakur SP, other police officers; Chief Judicial Magistrate admitted the complaint

The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of Pakur in Jharkhand admitted the private complaint of Popular Front of India on Tuesday against Mr. Shailendra Parshad Varnaval, the Superintendent of Police, Pakur and other two police officers, Indu Shekar Jha and Lov Kumar. The complaint was filed by Mr. Obaidur Rahman, the Pakur district president of Popular Front of India against the custodial torture on the members of Popular Front in the month of July, this year, when they were arrested in a false case and confined in the town police station of Pakur.

No local lawyer was ready to file the vakalath against the Police atrocities and human rights violations. So, the lawyers from the different parts of the country, A. Mohamed Yusuff (Madurai), Saifan Shaikh (Pune), Abdul Momen Haldar (Kolkata) and Aitmad Hasnain Ajmeri (Rajasthan) had intervened in the case and filed the vakalath for the complainant

When the complaint was submitted on 13th November, the police personnel in large numbers rushed to the court to pose the indirect threat to the lawyers and were roaming inside and outside the court complex. After the first hearing, it was posted on 28th November for further hearing.

On 28th November, the complaint was taken up for hearing. Adv. Saifan Shaikh and Adv. Abdul Momen Haldar appeared for the complainant and argued the matter, “To take cognizance of the crime done by the police officers against the innocent members of Popular Front of India for the illegal detention, torture, using abusive language, hurting religious sentiments in the guise of official duty u/s 153(A), 295(A), 324, 326, 307 of IPC r/w 34 of IPC in the interest of justice and equity”.

After hearing the counsel, the complaint was admitted by the CJM and posted on 13th December for further hearing.

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