Saturday, December 03, 2011

Protect the life of Dr. Lenin: NHRC asks DGP of UP

Protect the life of Dr. Lenin: NHRC asks DGP of UP

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Taking strong notice of the death threat to Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi, eminent human rights activist and Secretary General of Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday asked Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh to take steps to protect the life of Dr. Lenin.

NHRC in its meeting on 2nd December (Friday) decided to issue notice to DGP, calling for a detailed report within 7 days. The NHRC also asked the state top cop to "take steps to protect the life of Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi and the witness in Sohrab case."

Dr. Lenin in July this year had highlighted the mysterious murder of Gorakhpur resident Sohrab Khan in an area of the district that is known to be stronghold of Hindu Vahini, an extremist group believed to have full support of Gorakhpur BJP MP Yogi Adityanath. Dr. Lenin in his letter to state governor, NHRC and other authorities had mentioned the activities of Hindu Vahini and Yogi's support to it.

Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi on 29.11.2011 received a threat on his mobile number. The caller threatened him of death. The caller introduced himself as J.P. Mishra, resident of Gorakhpur. The caller threatened him (Dr. Lenin) that he will shot him dead and can do anything.

In his letter to NHRC on 30.11.2011, Dr. Lenin said the threat has come because the PVCHR had made a complaint in Sohrab killing case, Gorakhpur, in which name of Adityanath had appeared. Dr. Lenin requested to conduct a high level enquiry against the culprits and provide security to him and witness in Sohrab case.

The NHRC in its order has also sought protection to the witness.

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