Detention Cell Monitored By Human Rights Activists

  September 24, 2020 By: INSEC

The National Human Rights Commission, Nepal Bar Association, High Court Bar Association, INSEC and Advocacy Forum have jointly monitored the detention cell of the District Police Office and Area Police Office, Kohalpur.

The monitoring team met the detainees and got information about their condition. They also met SP Om Bahadur Rana of the District Police Office and DSP Kuldeep Chand of the Area Police Office to discuss the problems in the detention cell and suggest improvements, said INSEC Province 5 Coordinator Bhola Mahat.

According to Basanta Gautam of the Advocacy Forum, there were 44 detainees in the District Police Office during the monitoring.

The quality of food should be improved and the direct amount should be increased. Sunil Kumar Shrestha, vice-president of the Nepal Bar, said that the meeting environment should be facilitated by maintaining physical distance, separate meeting room should be set up, and statements should be made only after reciting the statement once the statement was taken.

Similarly, the PCR examination of the detainees on various charges is being delayed and the police are facing problems in the management of the detainees, said Bikash Acharya, Chairperson of the Nepalgunj High Court.

During the discussion, SP Rana of the District Police Office said that there was a problem in the management due to COVID-19. DSP Chand of the Area Police Office, Kohalpur, said that the PCR examination of those arrested on various charges could be done quickly.

INSEC Province 5 Office, Nepalgunj