NHRC issues notice to MP Govt. after cops allegedly strip, thrash farmers

New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notice to Madhya Pradesh Government a day after a group of farmers were allegedly detained, stripped and beaten up by the police in Tikamgarh district of the state.

Farmers were returning from a protest that sought drought-hit status for the Tikamgarh district.

The NHRC has asked the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police (DGP) of Madhya Pradesh to file a report in the matter within four weeks.

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that the Police in Tikamgarh allegedly locked up farmers and forced them to strip after they staged a protest against the state government.

Meanwhile, the Tikamgarh Police has denied that the farmers were beaten and said that a probe into the matter has been initiated. (ANI)