Staff Correspondent

GULBARGA: The Gulbarga district Valmiki Nayak Sangha on Friday asked the State Government to dismiss Circle Inspector S.B. Kattimani and sub-inspector Mallappa Bidari from service for allegedly torturing a youth Yamanappa Jalahalli in the Surpur Police Station ten days ago.

Members of the sangha who staged a protest in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office here said the National Human Rights Commission had taken serious note of the incident and had initiated suo moto action by seeking a detailed report on the incident from the Government.

The sangha submitted a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy.

Sangha president and former Deputy Mayor Nandakumar Malipatil and general secretary Yellappa Naikodi said the police officials and the constable should not be suspended but dismissed from service. The memorandum said the victim was not arrested on any specific charge.

Based on an anonymous phone call, the police had picked up the youth and allegedly tortured him.

The memorandum said that since the victim belonged to a Scheduled Tribe, the police should immediately book cases under the Prevention of Atrocities on Scheduled Castes and Tribes against the police personnel concerned.