October 11, 2012

Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations, CDRO, condemns the  move by Jharkhand police to prevent Narayan Sanyal from coming out of  jail. Narayan Sanyal is a senior politbureau member of CPI (Maoist) who  was granted bail in all three cases against him. On 8th October, 2012 SP Hazaribagh accompanied by an Inspector arrived at Hazaribagh Central  Jail to search his cell claiming they had information that he was in  possession of a mobile phone inside the jail premises. Subsequently,  they claimed to have discovered a mobile phone and used this excuse to  keep him incarcerated. Narayan Sanyal was arrested in December 2005 by  the Chattisgarh police but he was officially shown as having been  arrested by Andhra Pradesh police. He was then implicated along with  Binayak Sen and Piyush Guha in the notorious fabricated case.

The manner in which police and prosecutor are deliberately preventing CPI(Maoist) leaders from being released on bail—by either re-arresting  them under preventive detention as in Sushil Roy’s case in 2011, and/or  foisting trumped up case as has been done against Narayan Sanyal—clearly makes a mockery of the government claim that we live under Rule of Law. Surely, if a person is granted bail, then it stands to reason that  he/she should be released too. What the latest instance yet again  reveals is how police and agencies work to subvert the criminal justice  system and holds the judiciary in contempt.

While CDRO is moving the NHRC against such blatant violation of  judicial orders we urge all democratic minded people to note this new  trend which is accelerating the process of lawlessness that has come to  characterise the conduct of Indian police and agencies.

Asish Gupta Kranti Chaitanya (Co-ordinators CDRO)

Member Organizations: Association for Democratic Rights (AFDR,  Punjab), Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee (APCLC), Association  for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR, West Bengal), Bandi Mukti  Committee (West Bengal), Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights  (CPDR, Mumbai), Coordination for Human Rights (COHR, Manipur), Human  Rights Forum (HRF, Andhra), Lokshahi Hak Sangathana (LHS, Maharashtra),  Manab Adhikar Sangram Samiti (MASS, Assam), Naga Peoples Movement for  Human Rights (NPMHR), Organisation for Protection of Democratic Rights  (OPDR, Andhra), Peoples Committee for Human Rights (PCHR, Jammu and  Kashmir), Peoples Democratic Forum (PDF, Karnataka), Peoples Union for  Civil Liberties (PUCL) Chhattisgarh, PUCL Jharkhand, PUCL Nagpur, PUCL  Rajasthan, ,PUCL Tamilnadu, Peoples Union For Democratic Rights (PUDR,  Delhi), Peoples Union for Human Rights (PUHR, Haryana), Assansol Civil  Rights Association (West Bengal).