The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday ordered National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to investigate into the alleged police violence in Aligarh Muslim University on December 15 during the Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests.
The order was passed by the bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Vivek Varma in the PIL filed by Aman Khan against police action during an anti-CAA protest at AMU on December 15, 2019.
The Petitioner had moved the high court seeking a judicial inquiry by a ‘Court Monitored Committee’ against the acts of police brutality, whereby several students of AMU were injured and had been detained arbitrarily.
Khan had alleged that the students were protesting peacefully against the Citizenship Amendment Act since December 13, 2019. However, on December 15, 2019, the Para Military Force and the State Police, for no just and valid reasons, charged Lathi with massive amount of firing of Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets and Pellets on the students of AMU.
The Commission has been directed to complete the probe within 5 weeks and the matter has been listed for February, 17.
A division bench has also directed the petitioner or his representative as well as representative of the State of Uttar Pradesh to appear before the Registrar, NHRC, on January 10, 2020, to have the schedule of the proceedings that are to be settled by the NHRC.