New Delhi: Altogether 82 people were killed in police custody this year so far, while 974 such deaths were reported in judicial custody, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said as per intimation received about death in police custody, the total cases registered this year upto November 15, is 82 as against 140 in the entire 2013.
Maximum such cases have been reported from Maharashtra amongst all states and union territories since 2013-14, with 18 cases registered this year while in Jammu and Kashmir, no such death under police custody has been recorded since 2012-13.
Rijiju said as per intimation received about death in judicial custody, the total cases registered this year so far is 974 as against 1,577 in 2013.
Maximum such cases have been recorded from Uttar Pradesh amongst all states and union territories for all the past three years since 2011-12 besides the current year, with 188 cases reported this year while in Jammu and Kashmir one such death under judicial custody has been recorded this year.