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Category: Custodial Deaths :: General
Last updated: Apr 25 2017 07:44 IST RSS 2.0
 
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India losing face for lack of law to curb torture: SC 25.4.2017 TOI: India
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Need law in national interest to prevent custodial torture: SC 24.4.2017 TOI: India
A petitioner had told the apex court that despite being a signatory to the United Nations' Convention Against Torture, 1997, India has not ratified the convention so far since ratification requires an enabling legislation to reflect the definition and punishment for 'torture'.
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Frame anti-torture law, SC tells govt. 24.4.2017 Hindu: News
“This will allay fears of the international community and help get accused extradited”
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Need law in national interest to prevent custodial torture: SC 24.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Pointing out that there was no law on torture, the Supreme Court today said there was "extreme urgency" in the national interest to frame of an effective law to prevent torture and inhuman treatment of individuals in custody. "We do not have a law on torture. This is a matter of national interest," a bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said. "Several issues are pending with the Law Commission. This is a matter which is required to be dealt with in extreme urgency. This is a matter of human rights," the bench further said. The remarks were made after Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar told the court that Law Commission was examining the issue. The bench was hearing a PIL filed by senior advocate and former law minister Ashwani Kumar, who has sought directions to frame an effective law on the issue and empower agencies like NHRC with necessary enforcement capabilities and mechanisms to implement its orders and directions. During the hearing, the solicitor general said that the ...
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Custodial death in Hyderabad, family cries murder 22.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Custodial death in Hyderabad, family cries murder
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Pb SC Commission sets up SIT to probe custodial death 17.4.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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The bravehearts of OU 15.4.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
360 students gunned down during 1969 agitation
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Whatever the provocation, armed forces can't take recourse to illegal acts 15.4.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The disturbing footage from Valley tells us a great deal about how bad things are out there
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Five inmates die in prison riot in Brazil 12.4.2017 Hindu: News
Authorities say five inmates have died in a prison riot in the central—western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso.The state’s Security Department said in a statement that another 17 inmates were wounded ...
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Police complaints body only on paper, HC pulls up Maharashtra 11.4.2017 TOI: Mumbai
The Bombay high court on Tuesday rapped the Maharashtra government over its failure to make the state police complaints authority (SPCA) functional.
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Phone-theft case: CID to probe custodial death 10.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Phone-theft case: CID to probe custodial death
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Suspected thief dies in police custody, kin allege torture 9.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A 24-year-old suspected thief died in police custody in Sampigehalli, northeast Bengaluru, early on Sunday. Ramappa alias Ramesh, from Chikkaballapur district, was picked up by police near Nagavara signal on Saturday night after he reportedly tried to run off with the mobile phone of a person. Pravin, a resident of Sampigehalli, was near the Nagavara signal around 9.30 pm when Ramappa approached him with a request to lend him the phone to make an "urgent" call. Pravin obliged him. But Ramappa tried to run off with the phone. Pravin raised an alarm, and a crowd went after Ramappa. The suspect panicked and climbed a hoarding pole. Police reached the spot after being informed, and managed to talk Ramappa into climbing down. He was later brought to the Sampigehalli police station, and booked for snatching the mobile phone. Ramappa complained of uneasiness and was taken to the general hospital in Yelahanka around 11.30 pm. The duty doctor said his basic parameters were "normal" but he was under the influence ...
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Man arrested for theft dies in custody, CID takes over case 9.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
A 24-year-old youth arrested by the Sampigehalli police on the charge of robbing a mobile phone died under mysterious circumstances at the station on Sunday morning.The family of the deceased, Ramesh...
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Kasaragod strains under recurring hartals 8.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Protesting BJP workers block vehicles
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The Romeos of Hazratgunj: An elegy 7.4.2017 Rediff: Columns
In Yogi Adityanath's Uttar Pradesh wayward Romeos would all be in the lock-up, says Sunil Sethi.
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Kolkata: Sullied, egg trader hopes to regain customers' trust 6.4.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
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Kolkata egg stall owners suffer huge losses 5.4.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
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Telugu man found hanging in Saudi police station, kin suspect foul play 5.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Telugu man found hanging in Saudi police station, kin suspect foul play
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man hands self in police station: 'Family can appeal to Riyadh probe unit' | Hyderabad News - Times of India 5.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
man hands self in police station: 'Family can appeal to Riyadh probe unit' | Hyderabad News - Times of India
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Rape accused dies in Mumbai police's custody 5.4.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
A 21-year-old allegedly 'jumped' into the sea after running away from the custody of Gorai police when he was taken out of the lock-up for medical examination. The youth was arrested for in a rape case. According to Gorai police, Salman Patel,21, was booked by the Gorai police for rape and POCSO on March 12. Patel was held by the Aarey police and was handed over to the Gorai police for further investigations. On Monday, after the arrest, the accused was kept in the police lock-up and on Tuesday, at around 2.30 am, he was taken out for medical examination. Patel managed to escape from the police custody and at around 7.30 am, after the police received a tip-off that Patel was hiding at the Gorai beach, a team of police officers rushed to nab him but Patel jumped into the sea and drowned. "One of our policeman even jumped into the waves to save Patel but he was washed deep inside and drowned,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone XI) Vikram Deshmane. "His body surfaced on Tuesday evening and we have ...
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