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Police Liable For His Death On Account Of Their Negligence: Orissa HC Directs State To Pay Rs 5 Lakh As Compensation To Parents Of Deceased

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  In a well-written, well-reasoned, well-articulated and well-worded judgment titled Purna Chandra Mohapatra and Another vs State of Odisha & Others in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 13774 of 2005 that was delivered as recently as on January 27, 2021, the Orissa High Court has rightly directed that a sum of Rupees Five Lakhs be paid […]

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No Blank Cheque For Custodial Torture Or Custodial Death

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Let me begin by first and foremost penning that the most unfortunate death of a father Jayaraj and son Benicks allegedly due to severe custodial torture in a police station near Thoothukudi at Kovilpatti sub jail in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu has raised serious questions on the conduct of the police and has shocked the […]

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Custodial Death

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Yash Ranjan “Life brought me, I came Death take me away, I went Neither I came on my accord Nor went with my consent.” Before I put down my views on custodial deaths I would like to quote Martin Luther King that “ Injustice anywhere is threat to justice everywhere” The word custody implies guardianship […]

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