Mumbai: Maharashtra State Human Rights
Commission (SHRC) on Tuesday sought a reply from the city police
commissioner on a petition highlighting the poor living
conditions of police constables.
The Commission has directed Commissioner D Sivanandan to
file his reply on the petition by January 4.
Human rights activist and advocate Sushan Kunjuraman had
approached the SHRC with a petition highlighting the poor and
inhuman living conditions of police officials below the rank
of a senior police inspector in the city.
"90 per cent of the police quarters have a very small
area of 180 square feet in which a police officer has to live
with his entire family," Kunjuraman told agency.
The petition further points out the unhygienic condition
of the common toilet in the police quarters with a water
supply for just an hour everyday.
"Lack of basic needs and amenities leaves the police
officials physically and mentally tired and in turn they
indulge in criminal activities or commit suicide," the