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New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on April 10, 2017, issued notices to the DistrNews ict Magistrate and Superintendent of Police, Gautam Buddh Nagar, UP, on a complaint that police has falsely implicated innocent residents of the NSG society in the matter of assault on some African Nationals at a mall in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, on  March 27, 2017.

They have been given four weeks to submit reports in the matter. The Commission has also asked its Director General (Investigation) to get the facts collected in the matter, according to an NHRC release. According to the complaint by some residents of the society, the students and their parents, living in the NSG society, are being harassed in the name of the investigations. As a result, they are so petrified that they are not able to go to attend schools and colleges even as Board Exams are in progress.

A boy living in their society had on March 25, 2017, allegedly due to overdose of drugs supplied by some Nigerians. The residents of the society had taken permission from the administration to take out a peaceful candle march in his memory from the society to the Pari Chowk on March 27, 2017. Even as they were sitting in the silent prayers at Pari Chowk, some anti- social elements assaulted a few Nigerians at a nearby mall. But the police have named 53 persons who were not even present at the place of the incident, which, they claim, can be seen in by the CCTV camera recording at the mall, according to an NHRC release.

The 7 persons arrested by police in the matter were also allegedly not present at the site of the assault. They were part of the candle march and sitting at the Pari Chowk at the time of the incident a video recording of which is available with the police.

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