The Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) headed by retired Justice U.V.Bakre and comprising of former District Judges Desmond D’Costa and Pramod Kamat has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and DGP seeking their replies by August 23rd on the complaint filed by Adv. Aires Rodrigues over the lack of proper amenities and poor working conditions at the Old Goa Police Station.
Adv. Rodrigues has drawn the attention of the GHRC that based on his complaint in 2016 the officials of the GHRC inspected the Old Goa Police Station and that the the Commission in its inquiry report on 21st December 2017 had pointed out seven shortcomings and had directed the authorities to take steps to improve the working conditions at the Police Station.
Adv. Rodrigues has in his complaint stated that despite over three long years having elapsed the authorities have not taken any steps whatsoever to comply with the inquiry report of the Commission to improve the pathetic state of affairs at the Old Goa Police Station while the inhuman working and living conditions of the staff at the police station amounted to violation of their Human Rights.
Adv. Rodrigues in his complaint has also pointed out that the Old Goa Police Station despite its very wide jurisdiction of 10 villages in addition to Ribandar has for decades not been provided with proper premises which is adversely affecting the working of the police station which is deficient in basic amenities for the staff and the public who visit the Police station.