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Madhya Pradesh cops strip, beat farmers; NHRC issues notice to state govt

Farmers were returning from a protest that sought drought-hit status for the Tikamgarh district

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan

The Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notice to Government a day after a group of were allegedly detained, stripped and beaten up by the police in Tikamgarh district of the state.

were returning from a protest that sought drought-hit status for the Tikamgarh district.

The has asked the Chief Secretary and the (DGP) of to file a report in the matter within four weeks.

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that the Police in Tikamgarh allegedly locked up and forced them to strip after they staged a protest against the state government.

Meanwhile, the Tikamgarh Police has denied that the were beaten and said that a probe into the matter has been initiated.

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First Published: Fri, October 06 2017. 13:12 IST
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