International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2018)

Issue of custodial violence and Indian judiciary


Sahibjot Kaur, Manjot Kaur

Torture in custody flouts the basic rights of the citizens recognized by the Indian Constitution. It is generally difficult in cases of deaths in police custody to secure evidence against the policemen responsible for resorting to third degree methods since they are in charge of police station records which they do not find difficult to manipulate as in this case. The guidelines given under various cases by the Supreme Court provide protection from such violence such as the person arrested must be immediately informed about the grounds for arrest, right to bail, right to nominate a person to be informed of the arrest and place of detention etc. Despite all these initiatives, torture and ill treatment continues to be endemic throughout India and continues to deny human dignity to thousands of individuals.
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