Prestone orders probe into torture of Pyrdiwah resident in police station

Shillong, June 13: Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Home (Police) Prestone Tynsong has  ordered  an inquiry into the alleged arrest and torture of a resident from Pyrdiwah, East Khasi Hills at the Dawki police station in West Jaintia Hills.

“He has directed the Superintendent of Police (SP), West Jaintia Hills District to immediately cause an inquiry into the alleged incident,” National People’s Youth Front (NPYF) president Kitboklang Nongrem said after a meeting with the deputy chief minister.


Speaking to journalists, Nongrem said that on June 12, a resident of Pyrdiwah, East Khasi Hills was arrested and when brought to Dawki police station, the police personnel had instigated the dog to bite him thereby causing injury on his person.

Nongrem alleged that the individual was arrested based on suspicion that he was a Bangladeshi national.

“We can understand that police can make an arrest if they suspect anyone committing crime but it is very inhuman and it is not acceptable for the police to torture a suspect and had got him bitten by a dog inside the police station”, Nongrem said.

Nongrem informed that once the facts are determined, the personnel involved should be punished according to the law.

“We have also appraised the deputy chief minister to look into the frequent harassment of BSF personnel against the people in the border areas .

Advocate Enlang Sawian has already moved Meghalaya Human Rights Commission seeking action against the police personnel involved.

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