First, We had the SHRC exposing the police illegally detaining 11 people including 2 minors. Source
The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) conducted a raid on the Byatarayanapura police station in west Bangalore on Tuesday and found 11 people, including two minors, illegally detained. Byatarayanapura police had not registered any case against the eleven people. There was no record of any of them in the crime diary. Those rescued include Aniyappa (15) and Rajesh (12).
And then we have the commissioner of police calling the raids on the police station unreasonable. Source
Chairman of Karnataka State Human Rights Commission, Justice SR Nayak, said that this was the worst kind of human rights violation. “Children are assets, and we treat them like this,” he said. “The city police have crossed all limits. They do not require any medical evidence to prove that a child is a minor. They have not even registered a case or produced any of them before the magistrate, which has to be done 24 hours after someone is arrested.”
City Police Commissioner, Shankar M Bidari said that it was unreasonable for the SHRC to raid police stations and make statements that people are being detained illegally. “People have to be interrogated and police will keep them in the police station. How else can we detect crime?” he questioned.
Its interesting to note that Mr. Bidari has managed to find plenty of fault with the SHRC while keeping absolutely quite about the grossly illegal acts by his own department. Mr. Bidari since when did you start torturing 12 year old kids to detect crime. It’s not the kids who have committed a crime, rather its your very own department that has. And perhaps instead of finding fault with the SHRC, you should instead find (and fix) the problems with your own department. And yeah, admitting a mistake is not a bad thing if you go ahead and fix it. Try accepting the mistakes and fixing them instead of blaming people who expose the illegal acts of your department.