Coimbatore SI case: Human Rights Commission seeks report from the Commissioner

The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Monday issued a notice to Coimbatore city police commissioner S Davidson Devasirvatham seeking a detailed report on the assault of the employees and customers of an eatery in Coimbatore by a sub-inspector of police.

At around 10.20 pm on Sunday night at a private restaurant operating in the Coimbatore Gandhipuram area, the public and staff, including a woman, were severely assaulted by Kattur Police Station SI Muthu. As the video footage of the attack went viral on social media, the City Police Commissioner ordered SI Muthu to be transferred to the police control room.

The restaurant owner Mohanraj, came to the district collector’s office to lodge a complaint. The petition was filed in the complaint box according to the instructions given by the police as the rules of conduct of the election were in force. The State Human Rights Commission had issued a notice in that regard stating that the Commission is taking a suo moto cognizance.

It has also sought for a detailed report from the Commissioner of Police within two weeks. The notice read, “The matter will be listed for further consideration before the Commission after two weeks. Before that date, you are required to submit the report by post without fail. Take further notice that in the event of any default, the Commission may proceed to take such action as it deems fit and proper.”

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