People's tribunal reaches Mangalore to gather evidences on recent police firing

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 5th January 2020, 11:31 PM | Coastal News |

Mangalore: As several questions have arisen after police excesses on the anti CAA and NRC protestors in Mangalore on 19th December 2019, where two people were killed, there have been calls for independent investigation into the matter. Some viral videos on social media have raised suspicion over the police role where it is alleged that the policemen fired at the protesters suddenly without warnings, turning the protest violent. 

Expressing deep concern over human rights violations and the deaths of two people in Mangalore police firing, the Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR) Karnataka has set up a people's tribunal to probe the incident, which will be led by former judge of Supreme Court of India and former Chief Justice of Odisha Mr Gopala Gowda. The team also includes senior advocate and former Public Prosecutor of Karnataka State High Court, BT Venkatesh and award-winning senior journalist Sugata Srinivas Raju.

Talking to presspersons, APCR President and Senior advocate at High Court, P Usman said that this tribunal will meet the family members of Mangalore victims on January 6 and 7. The delegation shall study the entire incident by approaching the witnesses of the incident as well as by talking with policemen, to know exactly what happened in Mangalore on December 19, and will examine the entire incident. He has also requested the witnesses of the protest, including the people of Mangalore, to present whatever information they have, in this tribunal.

In this connection, a letter to the Mangalore City Police Commissioner has been sent requesting him to co-operate with the tribunal. The letter states that this special court of people will independently and impartially investigate the entire incident. This tribunal is non-political and non-corporate and is comprised of non-governmental organizations such as the Indian Social Institute Bangalore, the Association for Protection of Civil Rights and Samvidhan Haadi.

The tribunal shall hear from the families of the deceased, key eye witnesses including the police personnel who may want to depose in connection with what transpired on the fateful day of 19th December, 2019, and all the incidents and the events connected thereto in its sittings on the 6th and 7th of January, 2020 at "Surya Hotel" Hampankatta, Mangalore between 11 AM to 4 PM to collect evidence and prepare a report. For further information, APCR Karnataka Secretary Advocate Mohammad Niyaz can be contacted at mobile number 8951052007.

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