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Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:33

Man in 60s, who came to Mangalore for treatment tortured by cops

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Mangalore, Jan 23: A 65-year-old physically challenged man, who had come to the city from Maharashtra for medical treatment, was alleged tortured by Mangalore police and sent to prison on charges of “suspicious behaviour”.


Noor Muhammad, a small trader, was picked up by the sleuths of Mangalore North Police Station on January 13, a day after he arrived in the city after being referred for treatment at a private hospital here. He spent more than a week in Mangalore prison, after allegedly being stripped and beaten up by the police.

“I cough out blood and the doctor said here I could get subsidized treatment”, says an ailing Muhammad, who has a rod inserted in his leg after a severe fracture 18 years ago.

After reaching Mangalore, he visited a Darga in Kasargod and camped in front of Badriya Jumma Masjid in Bunder. At around two policemen, who failed to understand him, as he was speaking Hindi, took him to the station.

“Though I clarified them that I travelled hundreds of kilometres for treatment, they started abusing me, accusing me of coming here for nefarious activities. They pushed me around and threatened me not to come to Karnataka again,” said a highly diabetic Muhammad.

“When I said that being an Indian, I don’t need permission to travel within India, they assaulted me, stripped me down and kicked me multiple times,” he explained.

The next day, he was produced in court and was remanded in 14-day judicial custody.

Muhammad was finally released on Tuesday on bail, after DYFI leader Muneer Katipalla arranged for a lawyer on his behalf.

However, Mangalore North Police inspector Manjunath Shetty denied allegations of abusing and physical assault. “We took him to station for questioning on a suspicion that he may have stolen something. He failed to give proper reason when we asked him why he came here from Maharashtra”, he said.



Like [0]Dislike [0] #9 Pongay, .2013-01-24
First thing all narrow minded constabularies are learn to behave with general public. There primary education is not good!. If they find any Muslim names they will treat them aggressively.
By being a Indian why he should not move throughout India?
Like [6]Dislike [0] #8 Saira Rasheed, Bendore/USA2013-01-24
His only crime, his Muslim name and that was enough reason for the police to arrest and abuse him.
Like [2]Dislike [0] #7 Jameel, Mangalore/Qatar2013-01-23
would the police take him to the station if he belonged to the caste of saffron terrorists.
Like [9]Dislike [0] #6 Shah Jahan, Qatar2013-01-23
Because RSS ruling in Karavali......
Like [9]Dislike [0] #5 Ibrahim Hussain, Udupi2013-01-23
Mangalore and Udupi police stations are filled with full of RSS /Bajarangies recruited by VS Acharya who was Home Minister then. During communal riots, these Saffronists dressed like Policemen entered Muslim homes and assaulted Muslim woman and children in Ullal. Still they are at large in Police stations of these twin districts. It is very sad that an Indian cannot travel to other state says the police man, condemnable. Thanks to Mr. Muneer for his initiative to release this gentleman from the Jail and there is a need an inquiry why he was pushed behind bars?
Like [8]Dislike [0] #4 shanawaz, Mangalore2013-01-23
Very Bad behaviour by Police. This happens only IN Mangalore. exploitation of minority always.
Like [19]Dislike [1] #3 M. SHARIEF SULTAN, KSA2013-01-23
These police take oath to defend constitution and discharge their duty accordingly. This victim has been tortured very badly, despite of his elderly age and his sickness. After all these tortures, the police denies the allegations. Did you take your oath to do these or to defend your constitutional obligations. It is nothing short of Shame.
These actions by responsible police is a big betrayal to their own conscience and to their uniform. It is better if they resign and join anti social elements to do whatever they like to do there. Such that they don't cheat their uniform and their oath. Inspector seems to be a localite. He should do justice, else it spoils the name of Mangalore police and Mangaloreans in general. Don’t forget the ratio of corrupt people in police department is much much higher than that of the public people. Police should not forget they may escape from the local courts. But remember there is real court where they have to face the God, where no lawyers can help them.
Like [12]Dislike [1] #2 Salim, Ksa2013-01-23
What type of proper answer was he expecting. Is it like terrorist?
Like [19]Dislike [1] #1 zakir, Mangalore2013-01-23
To find nefarious act of a person, police should make out first if he is belongs to Bajrang dal or sangh pariwar or hindu yuva sene or BJP...they have been proved reacently by home minister of India, no secret.

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