NHRC held a meeting with senior officers of UP Govt to expedite reports in pending cases
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Secretary General chairs a video conference with the senior officers of UP Government to expedite reports in pending cases. Full details on Dynamite News.
New Delhi/Lucknow: The senior officers of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) held a video conference with the senior officers of the Government of UP to review the status of pending cases related to the State. Chairing the meeting, Bimbadhar Pradhan, Secretary General NHRC, appreciated the efforts of the senior officers of the State Government in bringing down the non-receipts of reports in 113 cases to 78 within a fortnight. He requested them to submit the reports in all the remaining 78 pending cases upto the year 2018 by the end of this month so as to help the Commission dispose these cases with appropriate directions expeditiously.
Pradhan said that in the next video conference, scheduled to be held in the third week of August this year, the status of non-receipt of requisite reports from the Government of Uttar Pradesh in the pending cases upto the year 2019 will be reviewed. He also said that if COVID-19 situation remains under control, a camp sitting of the Commission in UP may be contemplated in November, 2021.
On behalf of the Government of Uttar Pradesh, Awanish Kumar Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department informed that in 70 out of 113 cases, the requisite reports have been uploaded on the HRC net portal and assured that reports in the remaining cases would be uploaded within a month. In response to the query of the Commission about the pending reports in the cases related to the deaths in Judicial and Police Custody, he said that in 26 such cases magisterial enquiry report is awaited.
From the NHRC, besides Pradhan, the Director General (Investigation), Santosh Mehra, Deputy Registrar (Law) cum Nodal Officer for UP, O.P Vyas and Senior Technical Director, NIC NHRC, Hardeep Singh Hora participated in the meeting. From the Government of Uttar Pradesh, besides Awanish Awasthi, DGs, ADGs, IG Tarun Gaba and Principal Secretaries of the concerned departments were present.