SHRC notice to Mumbai CP over poor living conditions of PCs
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 03, 2009, 19:17
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 petition states.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, November 03, 2009, 19:17

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