MHRC summons Maharashtra DGP over complaint of custodial torture of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur
The Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission summoned the state Director General of Police in connection with a plea that alleged that Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur was tortured in custody. The DGP has been asked appear before the commission on April 6 at 11 am.
The complaint was filed by Thane-based advocate Aditya Mishra before the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in October 2018 after Sadhvi Pragya alleged that she was tortured while she was in custody of the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) that was investigating the Malegaon 2008 blast case.
Sadhvi Pragya was in jail for nine years before she was granted bail in April 2017. NHRC had transferred Mishra's petition to MHRC. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the hearing of the case could not take place.