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Madras High Court

‘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.
Police officers arrive at the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court in the matter related to the custodial death of a man and his son, in Chennai on 30 June

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.
Thoothukudi DSP and Additional SP arrive at the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court in the matter related to the custodial death of a man and his son, in Chennai on Tuesday. | ANI

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.
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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

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.
Mahamud | Twitter

‘Effective’ ban on Chinese apps and justice delivery on a Harley-Davidson

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Legacy of police brutality in India, and PTI’s ‘anti-national’ interview

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
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Even hurtful language not allowed against accused: Chennai police chief on arrest guidelines

Chennai Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan Sunday responded to queries regarding the custodial deaths of P Jayaraj and his son Fennix, who were arrested for violating lockdown.
Police personnel baton charge on the students of Jamila Millia Islamia University as they started pelting stones

Stop cheering police brutality. Citizens like Jayaraj and Bennix pay the price

Most Indians’ concept of justice involves violence. The common desire for the police to teach criminals a lesson feeds into acts of brutality seen in Tamil Nadu.

How police ‘get away with murder’ and onions make it to the museum of ‘caustic art’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.
RBI

RBI reschedules Monetary Policy Committee meeting, new dates to be announced soon

The panel was scheduled to meet for three days beginning 29 September for RBI's bi-monthly monetary policy review. RBI did not give any reason for rescheduling the meet.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.