Tribal man files plea in HC to trace ‘missing’ family members | Ranchi News

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Ranchi: A tribal resident of Angarha has filed a habeas corpus petition before the Jharkhand high court to see his family members whom be claimed had been forcibly picked up by the police on August 15 and he has not been able to contact them since. Those who have been allegedly taken away are the man’s father, sister, wife and two minor children. It must be noted that the man’s sister had filed a rape case against Sunil Tiwari, the political adviser of former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi.
While the man did not say the reason behind their ‘forced detention’ but his brother, who stays in Chennai, had filed an online FIR on August 16 alleging that the police coerced his family members to register a false complaint against Tiwari.
Tiwari has not been arrested in the case yet but the issue has snowballed into a major political controversy. Marandi, in a press conference, had claimed that Tiwari was being framed by the Hemant Soren government. Senior leaders of the state BJP, however, maintained a studied silence in the matter. When contacted, the state police refused to comment and no reactions were forthcoming from the government either.

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