The Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) comprising of Retired District Judge
A.D.Salkar and Mr.J.A Keny has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and
Director General of Police directing them to appear on 18th October in
connection with the complaint filed that police personnel deployed at the
BRICS summit in South Goa were being made to work very long
hours amidst pathetic and very appalling working conditions.
The GHRC has also sought an urgent detailed report from the Chief Secretary
and the Director General of Police over the very inhumane treatment being
meted out to those police personnel’
The GHRC has also directed the Secretary of the Commission Siddhivinayak
Naik along with Deputy Superintendent of Police Kiran Poduval attached to
the Commission to visit the sites immediately and submit a detailed report
about the working conditions of the police personnel posted on duty for the
In the complaint it has been stated that the police personnel are being
made to work very long hours which needless to say was taking a toll on
their personal lives with even a 25 year old police constable Jeevan
Gaonkar suffering a heart attack.
Despite the GHRC having more than once reminded the Government that police
personnel are Human beings and should so be treated, the authorities have
failed to make all proper arrangements including food, water and toilet
facilities for the police personnel.
Sadly while the Government has gone overboard in making all arrangements
for the visiting dignitaries, it has conveniently neglected to cater to the
basic fundamental and human rights of its own police personnel.
The authorities have lost sight that a policeman too has a personal life
and that the Government cannot be allowed to be a cause for ruining the
health and lives of the police personnel.
In the complaint it has been sought that the Chief Secretary and Director
General of Police be directed to explain as to how they have been mere
spectators to this grave and gross Human Rights violations of the Police
personnel in the State.
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