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Odisha told to provide fans, light in police hazats

Bhubaneswar: Acting on a petition filed by lawyer and rights activist Byomakesh Tripathy, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Thursday directed the State Government to ensure provision of fan and light in hazats at all police stations in the State.

Last year the petitioner had submitted a petition to the Commission urgingit to direct the Government to facilitate basic amenities and living conditions in every hazat (male and female) of each police stations on human consideration, as the person involved in an alleged crime and put behind the bars is also a human being.

On Thursday the Commission has directed the Home Department Secretary, Director General of Police and IG (Modernisation) to make provision of fans and lights in hazats at all police stations without any further delay and asked them to submit report of compliance to it within three months.

The matter has been listed on August 8, 2014 for further orders. 

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