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
The total figure for all the three years stands at
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.