Monthly Report, May 2018 – Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM)
Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM) made 11 complaints before the relevant authorities
and human rights institutions; especially National Human Rights Commission during the month of May
2018, during the period 7 replies and 1 update have been made to National Human Rights Commission.
Out of 11 complaints; one about enforced disappearance of a person from BSF custody, one about torture
by Border Security Force, one about illegal roping and handcuffing of accused during production before the
court, one about custodial death and seven about marginalization of enclave dwellers. Total numbers of
victims in regular complaints were 66; out of that 25 were Muslims, 41 belong to Schedule Castes
community. 35 were male and 31 women. In complaints regarding marginalization of enclave dwellers and
illegal roping and handcuffing; the numbers of affected was in numbers and not calculated as number of
I, the undersigned, beg to submit the present letter on behalf of the complainant Mr. Kirity Roy who lodged
complaint on 29.11.2016 for the victim Mr. Billal Seikh from District-Murshidabad, West Bengal.
As a matter of record, it is submitted that I on behalf of the complainant Mr. Kirity Roy sent comments on the
police enquiry report (Memo no.780/2017dated 18.04.2017) of Shri Maqsood Hasan, WBPS, the SubDivisional
Police Officer, Lalbagh, Murshidabad to the Commission on 05.07.2017.
Then again I on behalf of the complainant sent comments on another police enquiry report (Memo
no.2278/17 dated 11.09.2017) of Shri Maqsood Hasan, WBPS, the Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Lalbagh,
Murshidabad to the Commission on 13.03.2018.
The complainant Mr. Kirity Roy from the information available in the Commission‟s website in connection
with the present case has come to know that the Commission has already observed that the enquiry report
of the police made it clear that the victim Mr. Billal Seikh sustained grievous injuries by the act of the BSF
personnel for which the state is vicariously liable. In this regard the Commission has already issued notice
to the Under Secretary; Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India as to why a monetary relief of Rs.50,
000/- should not be recommended to be paid to the victim Mr. Billal Seikh; it was reported in NHRC website
as action taken status on 23.08.2017. But the complainant and the victim are in dark regarding the position
taken by the Ministry of Home; Government of India over the issue of monetary compensation to the victim,
in between the victim made two subsequent applications to the District Magistrate of Murshidabad on
04.12.2017 and 22.02.2018, with a request to expedite the process of monetary compensation.
We are thankful to the Commission for the observation taken in the matter of the victim Billal Seikh and also
for the concern regarding recommending monetary relief to the victim and request you to impart information
over the position taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India; if any or make adequate
direction to accelerate the process of compensation to the victim.
I hope that the victim Billal Seikh would be able to get proper justice with the positive observation and
recommendations from the Commission.
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