Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicCustodial death

Topic: Custodial death

Custodial deaths, claims of torture — how Adivasis suffer ‘police repression’ in Jharkhand

Of 33 people subjected to alleged police atrocities between late 2019 & 2022, 23 were tribals, and 10 died. The ruling JMM had come to power decrying atrocities against tribals.

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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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


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Indian Navy to go for govt-to-govt deal with US or France for fighter planes

Navy is in the process of expediting a trial report into operational demonstration by Rafale M of French firm Dassault Aviation and F/A 18 Super Hornet of American company Boeing.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.