Assam Cop Asked To Pay Rs 2 Lakh For Wrongful Arrest

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The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has directed the concerned department to pay a compensation of Rs 2 lakh by deducting the amount from the salary of an Assam police officer who arrested him in a case of mistaken identity 14 years ago.

The AHRC has directed authorities to deduct 20 equal instalments of Rs 10,000 from the salary of Satyajit Borah from February 2020 for violating the human rights of the complainant, Ramani Kalita.

As per information, Kalita was arrested in an attempt to murder case in 2005 by Borah, Sub-Inspector of Police of Chandmari Police Station, Guwahati.

Kalita, in his complaint to the AHRC, mentioned that the Borah arrested him based on an “incomplete” arrest warrant.  

A full bench of the AHRC headed by Justice T Vaiphei said the police officer has been found guilty of “negligence, arbitrariness and non-application of mind while executing that vague arrest warrant”.

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