After clean chit from SIT, he takes on police

first_imgAnil Kumar, a resident of Ambehta village in Saharanpur has approached the local court requesting action against the police for “illegally” picking him up from his home at midnight and arresting him without any evidence.Mr. Kumar was arrested in connection with the caste clashes between the dominant Thakurs and Dalits in the last week of May. Later the Special Investigative Team constituted to probe the violence during the caste clashes, found him and eight others, innocent. He was released last week.Plea for FIR against copsAfter his release, Mr. Kumar filed a petition in the local court with a plea to file an FIR against the Superintendent of Police, Rural Saharanpur, Vidya Sagar Mishra and the Station House Officer of Badgaon police station (under which Shabbirpur falls), Munendra Singh. The court has fixed July 10 as the next date of hearing when the police is expected to submit a reply.Mr. Kumar was not the only one against whom the SIT found no evidence. The probe showed that eight persons, arrested on charges of rioting and killing a person on May 23, were innocent. The eight, released after the SIT declaration, include two of Mr. Kumar’s nephews, Rohit and Abhishek, and his neighbours Harpal and Amrish.In his plea Mr. Kumar asked why he had been arrested when there was no evidence against him. He claimed his arrest had damaged his reputation in the society and was a “source of pain and trauma”.“It seems that the police arrested me despite knowing that there was no evidence against me. Even if one assumes that it can be a mistake in my case, then what is the explanation behind arrest of eight people without any evidence? Why it takes an SIT to show that our arrest was done without any evidence?” were some of the questioned raised by his plea.Beaten, humiliatedMr. Kumar who was in jail for over a month, spoke to the media after filing the case. “We were beaten badly by the police, which misbehaved, abused and humiliated us. What if there was no SIT to probe the caste violence? We could have stayed in jail for years till it was proved the cases slapped against us were fake and fabricated,” he said.He also alleged that there was pressure on him from the police to withdraw the case and threats of being framed in other false cases. The local police have vehemently denied the allegations.last_img read more

Chito Victolero, Magnolia ‘stay positive’ ahead of Game 7

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Beermen hold off Hotshots to force Game 7 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES “They dominated us in second chance points and offensive rebounds,” Victolero said.The Beermen hauled down 53 rebounds as compared to the Hotshots’ 40 while also scoring 31 second chance points.“We just try to stay positive. The Xs and Os will be secondary [come Game 7]. I told my players let’s just enjoy the game.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “It boils down to one game. Do-or-die game on Wednesday. We’re still positive,” he said after a 98-86 loss to the Beermen at Araneta Coliseum. “We know that it’s not going to be easy. Good thing is we have another opportunity.”“I love our effort we were down by 18 and trimmed it down to six. It’s just that the lead was too big and it’s hard for us to win like that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsVictolero attributed the loss to his team’s inability to control the boards a crucial department of the game that San Miguel dominated thanks to its reigning five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo.Fajardo dominated the paint, finishing with 23 points and 18 rebounds, 11 of which came on the offensive glass. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero stayed upbeat despite the Hotshots’ loss to San Miguel Beer on Sunday that paved way for a Game 7 in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.Victolero said he still liked what he saw from his team when it came back from 21 points down in the first half that threatened San Miguel Beer entering the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more