'28 cases of alleged human rights violation against Army personnel in High Courts of North-Eastern states'

There are 28 cases of alleged human rights violation - rape, torture, killing, disappearance and custodial deaths - against defence personnel pending in High Courts of North-Eastern States pertaining to year 2012 to 2015, the government said on Friday.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 31, 2015, 16:24 PM IST

New Delhi: There are 28 cases of alleged human rights violation - rape, torture, killing, disappearance and custodial deaths - against defence personnel pending in High Courts of North-Eastern States pertaining to year 2012 to 2015, the government said on Friday.

In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said, during the last three years, only one Officer, three Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and one Other Rank (OR) have been punished under departmental action for procedural lapses in Assam.

He said that information related to cases filed in all the courts is not centrally maintained.

"However, there are 28 cases of alleged human rights violation (such as rape/torture/killing/disappearance/ custodial deaths) against defence personnel pending in High-Courts of North-Eastern States pertaining to year 2012 to 2015, he said.