Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicCustodial death

Topic: Custodial death

Twist in Kasganj police custody death case, missing Hindu girl found by police is not a minor

The girl was found by police Friday and presented before a local court Monday, where she recorded her statement before a magistrate. Police say her father's claim that she's 16 is false. 

UP custody death: Muslim man was detained after Hindu girl ‘fled’ to Delhi with his friend

Police are yet to trace the minor girl and the friend. Father of man found dead claims he was made to sign papers, which police are now using to claim that his son was depressed. 

Son hopes for justice as SC revokes 13-year-old stay, sets stage for MP cops’ murder trial

The case pertains to a man’s alleged custodial death in Madhya Pradesh in 1997. SC has also asked Allahabad High Court to submit a report explaining the delay in the case.

‘Martyred’ constable case similar to Jeyaraj-Benicks, but why no condolences, asks Madras HC

Madras HC notes the difference in political reactions to the two cases. It also asks Tamil Nadu govt's response on enacting law similar to Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act.

3 police personnel arrested in father-son custodial deaths case in Tamil Nadu

A total of four police personnel, including three Thursday, have been arrested in the case pertaining to the deaths of Jayaraj and Bennix due to alleged police torture.

2 sub-inspectors, 4 others charged with murder for custodial deaths of father-son in TN

The earlier filed FIRs were altered to include murder charges. One sub-inspector was arrested.

Don’t just question police for custodial killings of Jayaraj-Bennix. Courts also responsible

Jayaraj and Bennix would be alive today had the magistrate applied his mind and not acted mechanically while accepting the Tamil Nadu Police’s plea for remand.

Madras High Court transfers probe into custodial deaths of Jayaraj, Bennix to CB-CID

The HC expressed fear that evidence could disappear by the time CBI took over Jayaraj-Bennix case, the father-son duo who died allegedly due to police torture.

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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.