NHRC notice to Tamil Nadu over brutality with farmer

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New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued a notice to the Tamil Nadu government over the brutal behaviour of police personnel and officials of a bank with a farmer after he failed to pay back loan money.

The commission, that learnt about the incident through media reports, said officials of a private bank along with the police personnel brutally attacked a farmer who was unable to pay the extra interest of Rs.1,34,000 on the loan of Rs. 3,80,000.

According to the commission, the torture and brutal attack on the person is a serious violation of human rights.

“Though, it approves the realization of debt through lawful means but totally disapproves the forcible recovery by torturing farmers. Accordingly, notices have been issued to the chief secretary and Director General of Police, calling for reports within two weeks in the matter,” said the statement from the commission.

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