Preventing custodial deaths: Mumbai police stations to have CCTVs

Observing that Maharashtra accounts for a large share of custodial deaths that occur in the country, the Bombay High Court Wednesday directed state government to install close circuit television cameras at all the police stations, so that entire building could be under surveillance.

Maharashtra HC clubs cases of custodial deaths

Observing that Maharashtra accounts for a large number of custodial deaths and that most of the victims belonged to the minority community, the Bombay High Court has said that it would take stern measures to curb such atrocities.

Following the death of a youth over alleged police

Following the death of a youth over alleged police brutality, locals Monday created ruckus at Hansrajpur police outpost and torched a police jeep besides indulging in stone pelting.

Custodial deaths: NHRC asks Delhi to pay Rs 7 lakh

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Delhi government to pay Rs 7 lakh as monetary relief in three cases of deaths in judicial custody.

‘Four custodial deaths since AIADMK govt took over’

A total of four custodial deaths have been reported in Tamil Nadu since the AIADMK government took over, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said on Thursday.

341 custodial deaths in J&K since 1990

The Jammu and Kashmir government said there were 341 custodial deaths so far in the state
since 1990.

NHRC registers 6000 intimations of custodial deaths in 3 years

The National Human Rights Commission has registered more than 6000 intimations of
custodial deaths in the country in the last three years.

Custodial deaths continue in B`desh: Report

A leading Bangladeshi rights group said that it has recorded a custodial death in every three days on an average during the past nine months.

SC judge for CBI probe in custodial death cases

A Supreme Court judge has
expressed the view that all cases of custodial deaths should
be investigated by an independent investigating agency like
the CBI.

Custodial deaths not uncommon in Tihar: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court has awarded a
compensation of Rs 6.54 lakh to the family members of an
accused who was killed in Tihar jail, saying it is not an
"uncommon phenomenon" in the capital`s prison.

Custodial deaths rose 41.66 percent in UPA rule: ACHR

A rights group Tuesday said that the number of custodial deaths in the country has increased by 41.66 percent since the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government came to power in 2004.

Average 5 custodial deaths every day in last 4 yrs, UP tops

Uttar Pradesh has achieved the
dubious distinction of reporting maximum number of custody
deaths this year as 232 people have died in the police
stations of the state.