Police threaten, harass receivers of stolen goods most: SHRC
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The News Minute | November 10, 2014 | 3.07 pm IST The bulk of the police complaints that the Karnataka State Human Rights Commission receives is against the police, says Registrar S Y Irannavar. Speaking to The News Minute, Irannavar says that of these, the majority relate to threats made by the police when dealing with the recovery of stolen property. Often, police use threats and intimidation as a means to pressure those who end up with property stolen by thieves and robbers. Police threaten to book cases against them under Section 411 of the Indian Penal Code, which relates to receivers of stolen goods. Irannavar says that this provision cannot actually be invoked until someone is found guilty of theft. Asked what happens once the commission has completely its inquiries, Irannavar said that the commission sends reports to the Director General and Inspector General of Police, which will then conduct its own inquiry into the conduct of officials under it.