The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to install CCTVs in 25 police stations within a month as pilot project to prevent custodial deaths.
The court also asked the Maharashtra government to form a three-member committee headed by commissioner of police to research and find solution to prevent custodial deaths in the state. The report is to be submitted in few months.
Meanwhile, in its reply to the court, the state represented by senior advocate M Deshmukh said that it has already asked the CID department to submit reports of such deaths to the judicial registrar so that the court can conveniently look out the matters in the directory.
The reports must have columns mentioning name of the accused, address of police stations, date of offense committed, and other relevant information.
The case will be next heard on April11.
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