Recent custodial deaths show that despite the laws of arrest being stringent in India, there are few safeguards like abroad. An effective legal system, education and good pay could mitigate police violence
The brutal torture-murder of the father-son duo, P Jayaraj and J Benicks, by the Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) police and subsequent arrest of some of the alleged perpetrators following a national outrage of protests has focused renewed attention on the latest report of the National Campaign Against Torture
The recent custodial deaths in Tamil Nadu should be seen against a slew of observations made by poet-judge AN Mulla about the Indian police force being the largest lawless group whose crime record surpasses all others
Delhi High Court Issues Direction in a plea challenging the order passed by Session Judge releasing a person accused under section 376 IPC and Section 4 of The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 on interim bail for one month without the issuance of a notice on the application.
It was Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a Russian novelist and philosopher, who on arrest asked the question: “Me? What for?” This has been retold in the opening page of his chronicle, The Gulag Archipelago. Solzhenitsyn suffered eight years’ hard labour in a Soviet prison during the Stalinist era