SC issue notices to check custodial violence by police

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New Delhi, Sep 29 (UNI) The Supreme Court today issued notices to the Union govenment and all states in the country seeking reports from them whether its directions to check custodial violence by the police have been implemented or not.

The apex court had earlier directed the state government to appoint a special committee under the supervision of State Human Rights Commission and the committees were posed to conduct raids on various police stations to find out if any citizen is being illegaly detained by the police or whether he or she is being tortured inside the police station.

The apex court has also directed that these committees will function under the supervision of concerned Chief Justices of High Court where State Human Rights Commission has not been constituted till date.

A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, and justices P Sathasivam and T M Panchal after hearing the senior counsel for the petitioner Abhishek Manu Singhvi who contended that the guidelines of this court are not being followed in letter and spirit and many states have not implemented the guidelines till date and human rights violation of citizens at the hands of the police are continuing.

The apex court has given four week's time to the Union government and states to respond to the notice.


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