Three held for `cleansing` retired dalit officer`s room

Last Updated: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 13:37

Thiruvananthapuram: Three government
employees were arrested in connection with an alleged
`cleansing act` in which cow dung water was sprinkled in the
room and on the furniture used by a senior official belonging
to a scheduled caste community.

The alleged cleansing was carried out at the Registration
office following the retirement of Inspector General of
Registration, A K Ramakrishnan on March 31. Ramakrishnan has
approached the Human Rights Commission seeking a probe into
the matter.

A Junior Superintendent at sub-registrar office, an Upper
Division clerk at the Registration IG`s office and a class
four staff have been arrested in this connection, police said
today.

The three employees were not in good terms with
Ramakrishnan and their action was due to personal enmity, they
added.

Ramakrishnan in his petition had stated that the
`cleansing` was performed as he belonged to an SC community
and it amounted to violation of his human rights and civil
liberties.

Meanwhile,the government has decided to appoint
V K Balakrishnan as Registration IG in place of the person
who was holding charge of the post now.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 13:37

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