Dalit Rights Activist Detained, Threatened with ‘Encounter’


Dalit Rights activist Pradeep Narwal has alleged that he was illegally detained by personnel of the UP police on Sunday who also threatened to conduct an ‘encounter’ against him. Narwal who is the convener of the Defense Committee for the Bhim Army says the incident took place near the Faridabad-Delhi border at about 2pm. “We were stopped by UP police personnel, none of whom were wearing name tags. One of them put a gun to my head and threatened to do an encounter,” he recalls. “I was made to sit in a police vehicle, while a policeman got into my vehicle. I was then driven around and taken to Muradnagar, but not into the police station. I was questioned by these policemen about my links with the Bhim Army,” says Narwal. He was allowed to leave after four and a half hours. Narwal who is a student of JNU has now filed a written complaint (DD No. 22B) that was lodged at the Vasant Kunj police station. Vasant Kunj police confirmed that an entry of the complaint had been made.



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