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Editor : NAGARAJ.M.R. VOL.1 ISSUE . 31
EDITORIAL : FAILURES OF KARNATAKA LOKAYUKTA
– AN APPEAL TO H.E. GOVERNOR OF KARNATAKA
The honourable karnataka lokayukta has failed to
take action in the following cases, which were brought before him by
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH seeking justice , in may 2005. In most of the
cases, karnataka lokayukta has even failed to reply.
Case.no.1 : secretaries of district legal aid board, mysore &
karnataka legal aid services, are not giving legal aid to HRW inspite
of repeated appeals. No reply from lokayukta.
Case no.2 : director-general of police for karnataka, is not
registering my complaints against VVIPs on charges of human rights &
fundamental rights violations. Also, he is not registering the
complaint against MANAGING DIRECTOR, M/S RPG CABLES LTD, MYSORE , for
causing occupational health damages to workers & on charges of
fundamental & human rights violations. No reply from lokayukta.
Case no.3 : the chief inspector of factories for karnataka & labour
commissioner for karnataka , have failed to enforce occupational
safeguards in M/S RPG CABLES LTD, MYSORE, which has resulted in
health damages to workers. Both of them are not even registering
HRW’s plea for compensation to the workers who are sufferring from
occupational health damages. To escape from their responsibility of
enforcing occupational safety, they are clubbing this issue with
illegal retrenchment which is under adjudication. In the reference
made to the adjudicating body by the government of karnataka, only
there is reference of retrenchment issue only. so, both the labour
commissioner & chief inspector of factories are misleading the
justice seekers & helping the criminals. No reply from lokayukta.
Case no.4 : the illegalities in recruitment at PES COLLEGE OF
ENGINEERING, mandya ( no: PES/EST/APT/1996-97:704). No reply from
Case no.5 : illegalities in APPOINTMENT ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS at
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING MYSORE . no reply from lokayukta.
Case no.6 : negligence of duty by the karnataka lokayukta with
respect to cases filed by HRW, complaint filed against karnataka
lokayukta himself. No reply from lokayukta.
Case no.7 : illegalities committed by the commissioner, bangalore
development authority , harrassing , tormenting a poor woman.
Karnataka lokayukta sought an affidavit from the complainant ( letter
no: comp/misc/bcd/449/05). The complainant has submitted the said
affidavit on 20/07/2005. No reply from lokayukta till date.
Case no.8 : recruitment illegalities committed by registrar, city
civil court, bangalore ( NO: ADM/E(A)/422/2003) & registrar, district
& sessions court, mysore ( NO: ADMN/A/10825/2003). Karnataka
lokayukta has closed the case saying that both the registrars are not
karnataka government employees, so not under his jurisdiction in his
letter no: COMP/MISC/BCD/480/2005.
If both court registrars are not karnataka
government employees, how they are eligible to be members of
KARNATAKA STATE GOVERNMENT JUDICIAL EMPLOYEES HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE
SOCIETY ? then how can supreme court judges & high court judges are
allotted prime residential land at judicial layout , yelahanka,
bangalore, by this society at dirt cheap rates ? why not the
government of karnataka has not confiscated lands allotted illegally
to judicial officers ? no reply from lokayukta.
Hereby, HRW urges H.E. GOVERNOR OF KARNATAKA to
look into this matter & to provide justice to the all concerned in
the above mentioned cases at the earliest. JAI HIND. VANDE MATARAM.
CRIMES BY BANGALORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ( B.D.A) AGAINST A POOR
The B.D.A flouts it’s own rules & spreads red carpet
for big land developers & land grabbers. B.D.A posting is a huge
money spinner for corrupt officials. The corrupt B.D.A officials work
hand in glove with criminal elements & rowdies. They illegally evict
genuine allottees who are poor & without any connections from
allotted prime lands & sell-off those prime land to the highest
bidder of bribe. The poor fellow is re-alloted lands in backward
areas & in some cases left in the lurch.
Now , take the following case. Mr. S.D.
chandrashekaraiah a poor old man aged around 80 years was allotted
with house no.185, kumaraswamy lay-out, first block, bangalore in
1978 vode letter no. 310/267/BDA/ADM/KMRSL(H)/78-79 dt 11/08/1978.
The chairman of B.D.A has allotted the built house on lease cum sale
basis. The poor old man mr. S.D.chandrashekaraiah complied with all
the rules & in accordance with it even deposited 25% of the house
cost in B.D.A’S account. However when he went over to his allotted
house for residing in it, he found out some rowdy elements were
already residing there. He complained about this matter to the legal
owner of the house ie B.D.A . the B.D.A officials didn’t take steps
to evict the illegal encroachers nor did they make any complaint to
the police. His appeals to B.D.A, chief minister of karnataka , etc
fell on deaf ears. Hurt by this gross injustice & mounting financial
burdens the poor old man died.
Subsequently, the poor man’s daughter smt.
Nagalakshmi who was also very poor , appealed to the B.D.A
authorities once again , to evict illegal encroachers from her
father’s allotted house. This time the corrupt B.D.A officials played
a different game. They showed her a vacant house, gave her oral
instructions to live in that vacant house & told her that they will
regularise it in due course. The hapless poor woman took huge loans &
repaired the house fit for occupation. Just before she was to occupy
that house , corrupt B.D.A officials once again planted rowdy
elements in that house. Once again the poor woman was cheated. She
lost her house, on top of it her loan burden mounted.
Till date, that poor woman is suffering from these
gross injustices of B.D.A . SHAMELESS B.D.A OFFICIALS who take
thousands of rupees salary & perks every month, all at the expense of
tax-payer has not even cared to rectify the injustice. Thereby, they
are violating the poor woman’s fundamental & human rights.
Hereby, HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH urges H.E GOVERNOR OF
KARNATAKA , the honourable chief minister of karnataka, honourable
lokayuktha for karnataka , honourable chairman national human rights
commission , honourable chairman national commission for women &
honourable chairman state commission for women karnataka, to take the
appropriate action & to speedily provide justice to this poor woman.
SHOW-CAUSE NOTICE TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE FOR KARNATAKA
Dear D.G.P sir,
Now you are defending your actions against
naxals,the fake encounter against them in
chickmangalore,karnataka.you are not looking at the most basic issues
there,the loss of their traditional livlihood of the aborigins,the
mass displacement of natives due to government projects,improper &
insufficient rehabilitation measures.the police & forest officials
arrests , charges a aborigin for illegally tresspassing into the
reserve forests, if he is just there in the forests to take
dried,fallen woods, medicinal plants.it is their livlihood since
centuries to the aborigins or girijans.whereas you don’t charge the
rich plantation owners even if they usurp govrnment lands/reserve
forest lands and cultivate it ,grow rich cash crops in it.
PARADOXICALLY INSTEAD OF PUNISHING THOSE
GUILTY , THE GOVERNMENT LEVIES A PITTANCE AS FINE & REGULARISES
LEGALISES THEIR CRIME OF ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF RESERVE FOREST LANDS.
Have you ensured corruption free
administration there?have you ensured that the government funds has
reached the target people?NO.for example go through the following
complaint . you are not even registering the complaint against the
rich & mighty.all your dare devilry is against poor people only.when
poor people rises their voice for justice they are silenced through
charging them with fake charges or third degree torture or lockup
death.veerappan was alleged to have been killed in fake encounter,
his brother died under doubtful conditions in police custody.till
date you have not charged the bigwigs who benefitted from
veerappan ,who traded with veerappan ?
Naxal movement is a making of the corrupt
government,HOWEVER THE PATH OF VIOLENCE CHOOSEN BY THEM IS NOT AT ALL
RIGHT OR HUMANE .ofcourse some of their objectives are
good,humane.violence breeds violence,it won’t bring peace or
prosperity.DEMOCRACY WITH FULL ACCOUNTABILITY OF ALL is a most good
form of governance.
I have conducted a press meet on 10/12/04 at
PATRAKARTHARA BHAVANA mysore ,to state various human rights
violations by constitutional functionaries (V.V.I.Ps).at the press
meet itself i have released a copy of the complaint addressed to the
honourable D.G.P OF KARNATAKA.on 10/12/04 i have sent the said
complaint along with the press statement to you through registered
Till date you have not replied,why? your delay
in registering my complaint amounts to following violations/crimes
committed by you.
1.violation of my fundamental & human rights.
3.supporting criminals & their crimes.
4.failure of your constitutional duties as a police officer.
5.violation of your oath of office.
6.public cheating & moral turpitude on your part.
Hereby, i do once again request you to register
my complaint & to give me justice, at the earliest.thank you.
HAVE A NICEDAY.
R.B.I CURRENCY THEFT CASE – COVER-UP ACT BY C.B.I?
– AN APPEAL TO THE UNION FINANCE MINISTER & CENTRAL VIGILANCE
Even in ordinary branches of banks , the safety
locker room keys & currency chest room keys are with senior managers
only. with advance of technology various electronic gadgets like
burglar alarms, user id & palm readers are in use. It is quite
shocking to know that , in high security RBI CURRENCY PRESS , mysore
these gadgets were not in use & the keys were easily accessible to
ordinary security guards. Also, in mysore press there is no proper
accounting practices for blank papers issued for printing , after
printing is done accounts of accepted notes & rejected notes is not
at all kept. CBI is putting the whole blame on an ordinary security
guards & hurrying to close the case. The repeated thefts are not at
all possible by security guards alone without the help of insiders /
higher executives. CBI is trying to fool whom?
Even with respect to my complaint regarding
recruitment scandal complaint no: DPG/B/2005/80049 (2) (RBI) new
complaint no: DPG/Z/2005/90040, neither CBI nor secretary ( finance
sector ) department of economic affairs government of india nor the
RBI governor has taken any steps till date , why?
Hereby, HRW urges the honourable union finance
minister & CENTRAL VIGILANCE COMMISSION to look into the matter & to
provide speedy justice to all concerned.
C.B.I COVERING UP THEFTS IN R.B.I
Lie detector tests for C.B.I officers ?
Nowadays even free e-mail accounts need password to operate, to
operate a bank locker there are multi level security settings.
However , it is ridiculous, unbelievable to note that in the high
security reserve bank of india currency note press mysore, there were
no different key sets , palm readers, pass words, no different
authorised persons, no troops of security guards, to access the area.
Just only one security guard- a constable.
It is a cock & bull story of C.B.I, that all alone a single security
guard stole the booty. There must be a crime syndicate. The C.B.I
officers themselves must be subjected to polygraph, brain mapping
tests to know why they are lying , to cover-up whom? The C.B.I has
not answered previous questions raised by HRW. The C.B.I must answer
the following questions :
1. who were responsible for selling the good printing machine at
security press nasik to scamster karim lala telgi as scrap ?
2. who recruited the candidates below merit rankings in R.B.I for
what criminal roles ?
3. how many irregularities have taken place in R.B.I till date ?
4. who is responsible for installing, operating & supervising the
security set-up in R.B.I ?
5. how the raw materials ie number of paper sheets, ink, etc are
accounted for in inward stores & while issuing for printing ?
6. how wastages, scrap of ink , papers , etc in the printing process
are accounted for?
7. How the finished goods ie currency notes are accounted for ?
8. Who keeps physical figures & possession of goods, inventory of all
9. How the scrap paper is disposed off ?
10. From security angle who keeps track from start till dispatch ?
ILLEGAL RECRUITMENT IN R.B.I CURRENCY NOTE PRESS RESULTING IN
FREQUENT THEFTS ???
I have applied for the post of STORES ASSISTANT in
1995 & for the post of PROCESS ASSISTANT in 1996 for vaccancies at
Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited ( BRBNMPL) MYSORE
& SALBONI. I didn’t even get the interview/written test call letter.
However candidates with lesser merit ranking were selected. My
requests for a copy of merit ranking list fell on deaf ears.
In the end of 1996, i once again applied for the
of PROCESS ASSISTANT & MAINTANANCE ASSISTANT at BRBNMPL. This time
round i got written test call letters for both posts. I have
successfully cleared the common written test for both posts.
Subsequently i got the interview call letters for both posts. I have
successfully appeared for the common interview for both posts.
However candidates of lesser merit were selected & i didn’t get any
communication at all. My repeated requests for MERIT RANKING LIST
fell on deaf ears.
It is the criminals in R.B.I MANAGEMENT who
declared a good printing machine at nasik security press as scrap &
sold it to fake stamp paper king pin karim lala telgi It may be
possible that the criminals in the R.B.I MANAGEMENT selected
candidates who suited their criminal objectives. As a result there is
frequent occurrence of currency thefts & related
irregularities at R.B.I CURRENCY NOTE PRESS, mysore & salboni.
Hereby, i call upon the C.B.I to look into this matter.
Also, hereby i urge you to provide me justice by giving merit ranking
lists of all recruitments made from 1995onwards till date.
Specifically, for the above mentioned 4 posts in accordance with the
TRANSPARENCY /RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT of government of india.
AN APPEAL TO H.E. GOVERNOR OF WEST BENGAL INDIA
INDIA: Victim of rape and attempted murder held in jail for two years
while the perpetrators remain at large
Name of the victims:
1. Joyeeta Bala Das
2. Her husband (deceased)
3. Her eldest daughter (deceased)
4. Her four-year-old daughter (currently in jail with her mother)
All of Bena village, under the Basirhat police station, 24 Parganas
(North) District, West Bengal, India
Name of the alleged perpetrators:
1. Puneet Kumar (Assistant Commandant)
2. Gaya Prasad (Head Constable)
3. G. Birbhan Singh (Head Constable)
4. Kana Singh (Head Constable)
5. Hanuman Thapa (Constable)
All of the Border Security Force at 122 Battalion Outpost under the
jurisdiction of the Basirhat police station, 24 Parganas (North)
District, West Bengal, India
Place of incident: 122 Battalion, Assistant Commandant’s room
Date of incident: January 2003
I write to voice my anger and disgust regarding the gang rape of a
woman, the attempted murder of her and one of her daughters, the
murder of her husband and other daughter and the complete break-down
of the rule of law that has seen the victim and her surviving
daughter placed in jail for the past two years.
According to the information I have received, Joyeeta Bala Das and
her family were taken captive in January 2003 by Border Security
Forces (BSF) near the India/Bangladesh border. After gang raping
Joyeeta Bala Das, the BSF then forced her and her family onto a
damaged boat, which upon sinking led to the death of Joyeeta Bala
Das’s husband and eldest daughter. Joyeeta Bala Das and her youngest
daughter survived and then attempted to seek justice for their
perpetrators crimes. However, BSF authorities have continued to
maintain that the actions of BSF personnel are an entirely internal
matter and therefore they cannot be charged by the police or taken
before a court of law. When Joyeeta Bala Das attempted to do so, it
was she who was sent to jail, supposedly for `safe custody’, while
the perpetrators were allowed to remain free.
Joyeeta Bala Das and her four-year-old daughter have now served two
and a half years in the Presidency Jail and therefore it is only they
who are being punished for the BSF personnel’s crimes. That a victim
of gang rape and attempted murder who has also lost her husband and
daughter can be jailed while the perpetrators remain at large, is a
situation that is entirely incomprehensible. That a four-year-old
girl could also be imprisoned for this same amount of time, only adds
to the tragedy of this case.
I trust that you will share in my anger at not only the crimes
committed in this case, but in the appalling manner in which they
have been dealt. While this woman has had to deal with the trauma of
rape and the heartache of losing her loved ones, those responsible
for this have been free to get on with their life. Such a situation
must not be ignored as this woman’s suffering has already gone on for
far too long.
I therefore call on you to use your full authority to help bring
justice to Joyeeta Bala Das and her family. Genuine and direct steps
must be taken immediately to have Joyeeta Bala Das and her daughter
removed from jail and their personal security ensured. A full and
thorough investigation should be conducted into this matter and
charges laid against persons found to have involvement in the alleged
crimes. If found guilty in court, such persons should be fully
punished according to law. The investigation should also look into
the claim that the Basirhat police never filed charges against the
perpetrators, and as to why proper legal representation was never
afforded to Joyeeta Bala Das.
Evident from this case is the complete collapse of rule of law within
the state of West Bengal.
Also apparent is the complete lack of competence and willingness to
assist by those authorities invested with the power to protect and
seek justice for Joyeeta Bala Das. That they can stand by and watch
an innocent woman and her child linger indefinitely in a jail while
their perpetrators enjoy freedom, says little for the respect for
human rights by those authorities within West Bengal.
I look to your immediate intervention in this matter.
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