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Handcuffing KMSS leaders, a violation of rights: Debabrata Saikia

He said its was observed that health conditions of KMSS leaders in jails had deteriorated but cops had kept them cuffed while taking them to hospitals

By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati
  • Published 10.03.20, 12:33 AM
  • Updated 10.03.20, 12:33 AM
  • a min read
Debabrata Saikia Telegraph picture

The leader of the Opposition in Assam Assembly, Debabrata Saikia, on Monday said not providing proper medical assistance and handcuffing KMSS leaders are violation of human rights and the courts need to intervene.

Saikia said its was observed that the health conditions of some KMSS leaders lodged in jails had deteriorated but the police had kept them handcuffed while taking them to hospitals and certain courts.

“This was clearly seen in the case of KMSS Dibrugarh unit leader Shashi Senchowa,” he said, adding that he was seen handcuffed in the hospital bed whereas KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi is still deprived of proper medical treatment, “which is a very important matter,” he added.

He said Gauhati High Court should look into the matter.

Saikia also appealed to the director-general of Assam police to take measures so that the human rights of Akhil and other KMSS members were not violated.