Advocates protest demanding action against police

Hundreds of advocates under the banner of the District Advocates Association took to the streets demanding immediate suspension of Nagaraj Meka, Sub-Inspector of Police attached to the Raichur West Police Station, for allegedly assaulting advocate P.S. Veerayya, who is physically disabled, on April 22.

The protesters took out a procession from the District Court premises to the Deputy Commissioner’s office and demanded immediate action against Mr. Meka.

The victim, Mr. Veerayya, said that he was manhandled by the police at the police station.

N. Bhanuraj, president of the Advocates Association, told The Hindu over phone that Mr. Meka took Mr. Veerayya to the police station when he was taking a food parcel near the Station Circle on April 22 night without making any inquiry and tied him to a window in the police station with a chain until he was released after his intervention.

When protesters demanded reaction from Superintendent of Police D. Kishore Babu, he promised that he would take action against Mr. Meka, Mr. Bhanuraj said.

Deputy Commissioner Sharat B., who received a memorandum from the advocates, assured the protesters of ensuring justice.

When contacted, Mr. Kishore Babu said that he will go through the memorandum submitted by the Advocates Association to the Deputy Commissioner, which copy was also submitted to him, and take action against the Sub-Inspector, as he was outside now.


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