NHRC registers 6000 intimations of custodial deaths in 3 years
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 09, 2010, 18:25
  
New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has registered more than 6000 intimations of custodial deaths in the country in the last three years.

"The number of cases registered by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) during the last three years in respect of intimations regarding custodial deaths are 2267 in 2007-08, 1943 in 2008-09 and 1794 in 2009-10," Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken told Lok Sabha today in a written reply.

The total figure for all the three years stands at 6004.

Maken replied with a "no" to a question on whether the government proposes to constitute a task force to look into the overall condition of the undertrials in custody.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, November 09, 2010, 18:25


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