MADURAI: A fact-finding team of various human rights organisations has demanded a CB-CID inquiry in the case in which a calf’s severed head was found wrapped in a plastic bag inside the premises of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh office in S.S. Colony here.
Police have arrested five Muslim youth in connection with the case and based on their “confessions” they have recovered the hair of the animal from the bank of the Vaigai river, the knife and also the vehicle used for the purpose. Cases under various Sections of Indian Penal Code, including 153 (A), 505 (I) (c), were registered.
Addressing the media here on Wednesday, the team said that there was a widespread belief among all sections of Muslims in the city that the cases had been “foisted” upon them. The team claimed that the police had dealt with the case in a biased manner.
The team comprising writer A. Marx, and Rajni of the People’s Union for Human Rights; G. Sugumaran, secretary, Federation for People’s Rights, Puducherry; advocates Mohammed Abbas and Jahangir Badhusha of National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations had met the office-bearers of the RSS, Jamath leaders, former Commissioner of Police A. Pari, Deputy Commissioner, K. P. Senthil Kumari and representatives of a few Muslim organisations and the five youth arrested in connection with the case.
The team alleged that the police, in the name of investigation, had violated Supreme Court guidelines issued in the D. K. Basu case and tortured the arrested persons. All the arrested were members of Social Democratic Party of India.
The Hindu / 24.03.2011