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Category: Custodial Deaths :: General
Last updated: Dec 13 2017 02:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Use scientific ways for interrogation 13.12.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Following the death of a 26-year-old-youth in police custody last month in Sangli district, the Maharashtra Director General of Police (DGP) office has issued a circular recently advising police officers to use scientific and forensic methods for interrogation and has urged the force to shun the use of third-degree torture in police custody. So far 12 cases of custodial deaths have been reported in the state this year. On November 8, Aniket Ashok Kothale, who was arrested on charges of robbery by Sangli district police, was allegedly beaten to death while in custody by five policemen including a police sub-inspector (PSI). Reports suggest that his body was burnt in Amboli Ghat to destroy evidence in Amboli Ghat.  The cops, however, claimed that the youth had fled from custody. After much hue and cry the five cops were suspended, and the state government transferred the senior cops out of Sangli district to avoid further flak. Five policemen were booked and arrested later on charges of murder and the case ...
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Maharashtra cop to fund education of minor daughter of victim 12.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Three-year-old’s father Aniket Kothale died in Sangli police custody on November 6
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Discussion on human rights, armed conflict and pre-merger status held 11.12.2017 Kangla Online
Discussion on human rights, armed conflict and pre-merger status held
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Court extends NIA custody of alleged LeT terrorist 11.12.2017 DNA: Opinion
A Delhi court has allowed further custody of an alleged Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, arrested recently along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, to the National Investigation Agency till December 18. The accused, identified as Mohammed Amir Awan, was arrested by the Army on November 24 from Handwara area of North Kashmir during an intensive search launched after an encounter in the area on November 21 that had left three alleged Lashkar militants dead. One soldier was also killed during the encounter. District judge Poonam A Bamba allowed his further NIA custody after he was produced before the court on expiry of his earlier custody. In its application, the probe agency told the court that the accused was needed for further custodial interrogation. The matter was transferred to the NIA which had registered a case on November 26 and took custody of the alleged terrorist. During initial interrogation, he had identified himself as Mohammed Amir Awan whose code in the Lashkar terror group was Abu ...
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Maharashtra police station head nabbed in raid on gambling den 9.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In a huge embarrassment for the law-enforcers, the in-charge of a police station was nabbed in an early morning raid on a high-profile night club-cum-gambling den in the city, police said here on Saturday.
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The Investigator 8.12.2017 HBL: Home
We dig for the truth. So you don’t have to.
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Sangli custody death: Roadmap prepared to prevent such incidnets; in-charge cops to be held responsible 7.12.2017 DNA: Popular News
Under attack from the opposition and NGOs for the death of a 26-year-old-youth in police custody last month in Sangli district, the Maharashtra minister of state for home Deepak Kesarkar will on Thursday meet senior officers from the home department to put in place a roadmap to avoid such incidents in future. The government proposes to hold the police station in-charge accountable and answerable, and they will be sensitized about their responsibilities and behaviour to curb custodial deaths. Kesarkar said that the government has taken the case very seriously. He told DNA,’’ The government wants to fix responsibility of the security of the accused on the in charge of the police stations and also controlling authorities. The home department has received several suggestions based on which a comprehensive plan of action will be put in place to curb custodial deaths in Maharashtra jointly by the departments of home and law and judiciary after the consent of the chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.’’ On November ...
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Back to AFSPA 6.12.2017 Kangla Online
Back to AFSPA
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On way to court, undertrial inmate shot in broad daylight 6.12.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
An undertrial inmate from Panipat, Haryana currently lodged in Bundi central jail was on Tuesday noon shot at by one of the three unidentified assailants in Bundi district court premises while he was being taken to ADJ court No 2 from the lockup. The three accused, immediately after the incident, fled from the spot on a motorbike leaving everybody in shock. The inmate sustained three bullet injuries and was rushed to Maharao Bheem Singh (MBS)  The firing incident in broad daylight left the lawyers as well as the public in court premises stunned with concerns of security measures by local police.  Bundi district SP Aadarsh Siddhu had, however, taken safety and security initiatives and measures in recent past to check the crimes in the district, but the rising number of crimes and failure of the local police shows that initiatives and measures have proved nothing. As per information, police personnel and Bundi jail guards were, on Tuesday, were taking Rakesh Singh, son of Balraj Singh, a resident of ...
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Delhi HC asks official to decide on Dinakaran's plea for poll symbol 4.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Delhi High Court on Monday rejected a plea of T.T.V. Dinakaran to grant the "hat" symbol for the December 21 bye-election to the R.K. Nagar assembly seat in Tamil Nadu and directed the Returning Officer to decide his plea.
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Death in Custody: act now to stop custodial deaths 1.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
A case of police brutality in Sangli, a district of 2.8 million people in the well-connected Western Maharashtra region, should send alarm bells among every responsible member of the Indian police and state administrations, particularly Maharashtra, where the incident took place. Aniket Kothale, a 25-year-old worker in a local shop, was tortured and killed and his half-burnt body dumped by policemen in the distant hills some 200 km away from the crime spot. Kothales arrest was itself part of an elaborate frame-up by a sub-inspector named Yuvraj Kamte, who had charge of the Sangli police station. The accused died in police custody, after which Kamte arranged to burn and dispose the body. He then claimed that the accused had fled from custody. Kamte and four other policemen have since been arrested and dismissed from service while the Superintendent of Police and the Deputy Superintendent, a lady, have been transferred. The series of violations in the case mock our procedures. Whenever there is a death ...
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61,974 cases of riots, group clashes in 2016; highest in Bihar: NCRB 30.11.2017 DNA: Top News
A total of 61,974 cases of riots and group clashes took place in the country in 2016, down five per cent from the previous year, National Crime Records Bureau data said today. According to it, 35 cases of sedition were also registered in 2016 out of which Haryana accounted for the highest number of 12 cases followed by Uttar Pradesh with six. Among the 61,974 cases of riots and group clashes, the highest -- 11,617 cases -- were registered in Bihar, 8,018 in Uttar Pradesh and 7,898 in Maharashtra. There were 61,974 cases of riots and group clashes in the country in 2015. The 35 sedition cases registered in 2016 included three each in Karnataka and Kerala, two each in Delhi, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh and one each in Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal. As many as 60 cases of custodial deaths or disappearance from lock-ups were reported in the country in 2016 of which 12 were in Maharashtra, nine each in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, five in Madhya Pradesh, four in Punjab, three each in ...
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61,974 cases of riots, group clashes in 2016: NCRB 30.11.2017 Business Standard: News Now
A total of 32 people also died or disappeared in the country last year while they were under the remand of the police
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Shimla rape and murder case: CBI files status report, next hearing on Dec 20 30.11.2017 Zee News : India National
The brutal gang rape and murder of a schoolgirl at Kotkhai in Shimla in July had created a huge uproar in the state.
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NHRC, Maharashtra women panel seek probe as school tells rape victim to leave 28.11.2017 Education
The National Human Rights Commission and the Maharashtra State Women's Commission on Tuesday took serious note of a school reportedly asking a 15-year-old rape victim to leave on grounds that her continuance as student "tarnishes its reputation".
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SC disposes of PIL seeking law against torture, custodial violence 28.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Supreme Court on Monday disposed of a PIL seeking to put in place a statutory framework to curb torture and custodial violence as it said that it can't direct the government to make an anti-torture law or ratify the UN convention against Torture.
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LeT terrorist sent to ten-day NIA custody 27.11.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
A Delhi court today sent an alleged Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, arrested along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir recently, to ten-day custody of the National Investigation Agency. The accused, identified as Mohammed Amir Awan, was arrested by the Army on November 24 from Handwara area of North Kashmir during an intensive search launched after an encounter in the area on November 21 that had left three alleged Lashkar militants dead. One soldier was also killed during the encounter. The accused was produced by the NIA before District Judge Poonam A Bamba and the agency sought his cu
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Can't direct govt to bring a law to prevent torture in custody: SC 27.11.2017 Latest News
"The executive is looking at the issue with all seriousness," Venugopal told the bench
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Tension over custodial death of youth 26.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Tension over custodial death of youth
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CBI files charge sheet against 8 Himachal policemen over custodial death 25.11.2017 Education
The CBI on Saturday filed a charge sheet in a local court against eight policemen, including Inspector General Zahur H. Zaidi, over the custodial death of an accused in the sensational gang rape and murder of a school girl in Shimla district.
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