Thursday, April 21, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Three held for ''cleansing'' retired dalit officer''s room

Three held for ''cleansing'' retired dalit officer''s room
PTI | 02:04 PM,Apr 21,2011

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 21 (PTI) Three government employees were
arrested in connection with an alleged 'cleansing act' in which
cowdung water was sprinkled in the room and on the furniture used by a
senior official belonging to a scheduled caste community. The alleged
cleansing was carried out at the Registration office following the
retirement of Inspector General of Registration, A K Ramakrishnan on
March 31. Ramakrishnan has approached the Human Rights Commission
seeking a probe into the matter. A Junior Superintendent at
sub-registrar office, an Upper Division clerk at the Registration IG's
office and a class four staff have been arrested in this connection,
police said today. The three employees were not in good terms with
Ramakrishnan and their action was due to personal enmity, they added.
Ramakrishnan in his petition had stated that the 'cleansing' was
performed as he belonged to an SC community and it amounted to
violation of his human rights and civil liberties. Meanwhile,the
government has decided to appoint V K Balakrishnan as Registration IG
in place of the person who was holding charge of the post now.

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