Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicJayaraj and Bennix

Topic: Jayaraj and Bennix

Cop arrested in Tuticorin custodial torture & death case succumbs to Covid-19

SSI Pauldurai was one of the 10 policemen arrested in connection with the alleged custodial torture of P Jeyaraj and his son Bennicks which had caused nationwide outrage.

5 Tamil Nadu policemen sent to CBI custody for 2 days in Jayaraj & Bennix death case

The five included an inspector, two sub-inspectors and constables. A total of 10 policemen were arrested by the CB-CID, before the CBI took over the probe.

CBI takes over Jayaraj and Bennix custodial deaths probe, registers 2 FIRs

The CBI has dispatched a special team to conduct the probe in which several Tamil Nadu Police personnel are under the scanner, while 5 personnel have already been 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.

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

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After Jayaraj & Bennix deaths, 80 Tamil Nadu policemen taken off duty for behaviour therapy

Tiruchirappalli DIG Balakrishnan says policemen on the list have been reported for poor anger management, using offensive language with the public, and use of force.

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.

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Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
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India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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