Custodial Deaths and Judicial Response

Rajat Garg and Kushagra Maskara
Amity Law School, Noida, India.

Volume II – Issue II, 2020

In India, fundamental rights are guaranteed to every citizen because of the very necessity. Incidents such as Custodial Deaths are gross infringement of those fundamental rights of the individuals in custody. Such incidents took place because of the omission of police authorities to safeguard the basic rights of person in prison. The abuse of power by police authorities has now become a matter of grave concern. Through this article the researcher has tried to understand the reasons leading to the unending cases of Custodial Deaths along with its recent statistics. Further, the article discuss various legislations and International Obligations regarding avoidance of Custodial Death. Furthermore, the article throws light on the judicial precedents that have contributed in improving condition. For the purpose of this article, the researcher have relied upon the secondary materials available on the internet and the bare Acts.


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