Thursday, May 26, 2011

[socialactionfoundationforequity:13912 Inhuman attitude of BSF & Indian authorities

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Update of Alamgir Seikh (Deceased)

 

Mr. Sader Ali, Enquiry Officer & IDO, Raninagar-II, Block conducted enquiry on the citizenship and residence of the victim Alamgir Seikh. He submitted report to the Sub-Divisional Officer, Domkal, Murshidabad. In the enquiry it was established that the deceased victim was a citizen of India with permanent residence.

 

The Sub-Divisional Officer, Domkal, Murshidabad forwarded the said enquiry report to the District Magistrate, Murshidabad with an enclosing letter vide Memo no.768/en dated 18.5.2011. In the enclosing letter the Sub-Divisional Officer, Domkal, Murshidabad informed the District Magistrate, Murshidabad that the family members of the deceased victim was intimated by the Block Development Officer, Raninagar-II to take delivery of the mortal remains of the victim.

 

On 23.5.2011 the SPDIB, Murshidabad through message (subject-ZOE NR8483-8488 GR-200) informed the Officer-in-Charge of Raninagar Police Station; IC, Domkal; SDPO, Domkal; IG, Border; IB, West Bengal; District Magistrate, Murshidabad; The Commandant, 91Bn, BSF, Roshawon Bagh, Lalbagh; Joint Secretary to the Government of West Bengal, Home(F & NRI), Writers Building, Kolkata that the mortal remains of the victim was received by an NGO Ain-O-Salish (ASK) of Bangladesh from Rajshahi Medical College, Bangladesh to hand over it to the family members of the deceased victim on 24.5.2011 at Kaharpara BOP area at around 12.00 hrs. In the message it was mentioned that repatriation of the mortal remains may pleased be allowed to facilitate the family members of the deceased to receive the body for performing rites. In the message it was also mentioned that OC, Raninagar Police Station will inform the nearest relative of the deceased to remain present at Kaharpara BOP on 24.5.2011 by 10.00 hrs for transportation of mortal remains and the Commandant, 91Bn, BSF, Roshawon Bagh, Lalbagh was requested to look into the matter and do the needful.

 

On the schedule mentioned time and place the family members of the victim were present. But they did not receive the body.

 

We received information that BGB(Border Guard Bangladesh) refused to accept the body of the victim for transportation as it was informed by Border Security Force that there was no person with the name and address as of the victim was existed in India.

 

We requested repeatedly to the authorities namely BDO, Raninagar-II Block, Deputy Magistrate of SDO, Domkal; the Officer-in-Charge of Raninagar Police Station, Mr. Avay Sah, Assistant Commandant, 91Bn, BSF  who were present to receive the body to rectify the wrong information furnished by BSF to BGB. Then and there DIG, BSF, Roshawon Bagh, Lalbagh was contacted over telephone several times and we requested him to send fresh message to BGB confirming the victim as Indian Citizen having permanent residence. But our request was completely ignored. Then the family members of the victim and our team had to return from Kaharpara BOP with empty hands. Several representatives from print and electronic media were present there and witnessed the apathy and inhuman attitude of the system.

 

We apprehend that BSF had conspired not to render any assistance to receive the body of the victim by his family members as they are involved in killing the victim having motive to shield their crime.

 

We demand that that the BSF authority must be directed to act on the enquiry done by the BDO office confirming the citizenship of the victim being an Indian having permanent residence.

 

We demand initiation of proper legal action against the involved authorities for showing utter negligence for which the body of the victim still rotting with expectation of last rites from 12.4.2011 till date.

 

We demand immediate handing over of the body of the victim to his family members without hanging the matter in the hands of the authoritative bureaucracy.  


Kirity Roy

Secretary, MASUM

&

National Convenor, PACTI



On 16 May 2011 18:27, Kirity Roy <kirityroy@gmail.com> wrote:

Respected Sir

 

I want to recall my earlier mails dated 23rd April, 4th May & 9th May 2011 to different stake holders of the Government of India and the Government of West Bengal. This is to request your kind attention regarding the release of the dead body of Alamgir Seikh who was shot by the BSF on the 11th of April 2011. He was shot by the BSF in an area near the West Bengal-Bangladesh border, In between the BSF Out-Post no. V and VI under Harudanga BSF Company Head Quarters, near Kuthibari BSF Mini Camp, Police Station-Raninagar, District-Murshidabad and the BSF left the injured man in the spot to die. His relatives on hearing the news went to his aid and sneaked him into Bangladesh fearing that the BSF might again torture the victim. Alamgir was admitted into the Rajshahi Medical College & Hospital, Bangladesh where he died early morning on 12th of April 2011.

 

Our humble appeal is the immediate hand over of the dead body as soon as possible since it is more than a month now and the poor victim's teenager wife and  3year old son has not been able to perform his last rites yet. We (MASUM) have consistently reported and appealed to the Indian High Commission, Bangladesh High Commission, Ministry of Home Affaires GOI, Ministry of External Affaires GOI, the BSF, Border Guard Bangladesh, Ministry of Home Affaires Bangladesh, Ministry of External Affaires Bangladesh, West Bengal Police, The Superintendent of Police, Murshidabad, and all the concerned parties involved in the process of the release of the dead body. However, our plea has fallen to deaf ears and the body still remains in Rahshahi Hospital Morgue.

 

Today, the diseased victim's teenaged wife, 3year old son, old father and elder brother had come all the way from Murshidabad to MASUM office. We took them to meet senior officials of the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission and the Officer of External Affairs Ministry at Kolkata to request the release of the body. We were suggested by the Protocol Liasion Officer, Mr. Keshab Bandopadhyay, Ministry of External Affairs office, GOI "to appeal to your office, who are proper authority to send the dead body from Rajshahi hospital. Though we have already emailed and contacted from all these agencies, we are now appealing yet again for the release of the dead body of Alamgir Seikh as early as possible. I am attaching the previous documents for your ready reference.

 

Hope you will act to prevent gross and inhuman act from the part of our Indian Government.


Yours faithfully

Kirity

 



--
Kirity Roy
Secretary
Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha
(MASUM)
&
National Convenor (PACTI)
Programme Against Custodial Torture & Impunity
40A, Barabagan Lane (4th Floor)
Balaji Place
Shibtala
Srirampur
Hooghly
PIN- 712203
Fax - +91-33-26220843
Phone- +91-33-26220844 / 0845
e. mail : kirityroy@gmail.com
Web: www.masum.org.in



--
Kirity Roy
Secretary
Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha
(MASUM)
&
National Convenor (PACTI)
Programme Against Custodial Torture & Impunity
40A, Barabagan Lane (4th Floor)
Balaji Place
Shibtala
Srirampur
Hooghly
PIN- 712203
Fax - +91-33-26220843
Phone- +91-33-26220844 / 0845
e. mail : kirityroy@gmail.com
Web: www.masum.org.in

--
Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth. - Mohandas Gandhi
 
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