• search

Court directs for exgratia payment in custodial death

Written by: Staff

Patna, Aug 23 (UNI) The Patna High Court today directed the Bihar government to deposit a cheque of Rs five lakh in the court tomorrow as an ex-gratia payment to the bereaved father whose son became the victim of police atrocities and subsequently died in custody.

While hearing an appeal, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Dr J N Bhatt and Justice S K Singh directed the Home Secretary to personally appear in the court with the cheque of the said amount.

The court had directed the government in March last year to pay Rs five lakh ex-gratia to the father of Shivakant alias Bablu who died in judicial custody following torture by the police in 1998.

As per the case, two police officers posted at Digha police station, Patna, in 1998 had arrested Bablu in connection with a criminal case and used third degree torture which ultimately led to his death.

After the death of Bablu, his father moved the court for compensation.

Hearing the case, the court had asked the state government to release Rs five lakh from both the police officers to pay the ex-gratia to the victims father.

Meanwhile, both the erring police officers filed a Laters Patent Appeal (LPA). Hearing the LPA, the court during the day directed the Home Secretary to appear with the cheque in the court tomorrow.


For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more