Custodial Death

  • Mechanism should be evolved to prevent custodial deaths: Bombay HC June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A mechanism should be evolved to ensure that police do not use "excessive steps or force" during interrogations, the Bombay High Court said on Friday. "While the police were within their rights to interrogate the accused, a mechanism should be evolved to ensure that they do not use excessive...
  • Police recommends judicial enquiry into the custodial death of accused June 1, 2014

    The Palamau Police has recommended for a judicial enquiry into the custodial death of a murder accused at the Satbarwa police outpost under Rural police station in Palamu district. Superintendent of Police Y S Ramesh has recommended the Palamu Deputy Commissioner K N Jha for a judicial probe into the death of...
  • Modi supporters in US announces threeday celebrations May 16, 2014

    Elated at the historic victory of the BJP lead by Narendra Modi, its supporters in the US on Friday called for threeday celebrations by lighting "diyas" at their homes, community centers and temples. "This is a historic moment for India. We have urged all nonresident Indians to celebrate this by lighting...
  • Mob assault police officer, burn vehicle after custodial death January 10, 2014

    A man on Friday died under mysterious circumstances in police custody sparking off a massive protest by villagers who assaulted a cop before torching a vehicle at Shakurabad police station in Bihar's Jehanabad district, police said. Protesting the death of Devaki Chaudhary (70), a mob from Gagankura village barged into Shakurbad...
  • Custodial death: SHO suspended man's death in police station December 15, 2013

    A 32yearold man, who was apprehended over an incident of theft, died in police custody prompting authorities to suspend incharge of Usrahar police station in the district on Sunday. Shaukin Singh, who was detained on theft charge, died yesterday in the police station. Later, alleging police atrocities as the reason behind the...
  • TMC activist's custodial death: SC rejects WB govt's plea June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected West Bengal government's plea on Monday challenging the Calcutta High Court order for a CBI investigation into the alleged custodial death of a TMC activist in Hooghly. Trinamool Congress worker Kazi Nasiruddin allegedly died due to police brutality on January 19 after...
  • SC to hear Bengal government's plea in TMC worker's custodial death June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear West Bengal government's plea on Monday challenging the Calcutta High Court order for the CBI investigation into the alleged custodial death of a TMC activist in Hooghly. Trinamool Congress worker Kazi Nasiruddin allegedly died due to police brutality on January 19 after he...
  • Mujahid's family turns down UP govt's compensation May 29, 2013

    Jaunpur: The family of terror suspect Khalid Mujahid, who died in police custody on May 18, on Wednesday refused to accept the Rs 6 lakh compensation offered by Uttar Pradesh government. On May 26, the state government had assured "justice" to Mujahid's family and announced a financial assistance of Rs 6...
  • Terror suspect Mujahid's death: 9 policemen suspended May 22, 2013

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday suspended nine policemen, including a SubInspector, in connection with the death of a terror suspect Khalid Mujahid while being taken to Lucknow jail after a hearing on May 18. Nine policemen, including SubInspector Ram Avadh, seven constables and a driver have been suspended with...
  • UP: 42 policemen booked for alleged murder of terror suspect May 19, 2013

    Lucknow: Fortytwo Uttar Pradesh policemen, including some top officers, have been booked for the alleged murder of Khalid Mujahid, an accused in the serial blasts in the state in 2007. Mujahid died while he was being taken to a Lucknow prison from Barabanki. The state government has ordered a highlevel...
  • Court orders CBI probe into Dhaniakhali custodial death May 13, 2013

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday ordered a CBI investigation into the alleged custodial death of a youth in the Dhaniakhali police station area in Hooghly district. Passing the order on a PIL seeking a probe by the central agency, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Arun Mishra and...
  • Calcutta HC orders CBI probe into TMC activist's custodial death May 13, 2013

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the death of a Trinamool Congress activist in police custody in January. 30yearold Kazi Nasiruddin, a TMC activist, had died after he was allegedly tortured by the police. He had been arrested following a faceoff with...
  • Guj court to hear custodial death case involving Sanjiv Bhatt December 4, 2012

    Jamnagar: Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's case will be heard in a Jamnagar court on Tuesday. The local court had earlier framed charges of murder and other offences against him in a 22yearold case of custodial torture. Recently, Sanjiv Bhatt's wife Shweta Bhatt given a poll ticket by the Congress...
  • Guj govt targeting me for taking on Modi: Bhatt November 10, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Suspended Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt who says that he has been targeted by Chief Minister Narendra Modi has alleged that evidence related to the 2002 Gujarat riots has been selectively destroyed and hence an inquiry should be ordered into the same. "These are state control room records, state...
  • Modi baiter Sanjiv Bhatt charged in custodial death case November 9, 2012

    IPS officer and known Narendra Modi baiter Sanjiv Bhatt has been charged with the custodial death of a VHP worker. The incident dates back to 1990 when Bhatt was the assistant SP of Jamnagar. Six other policemen have been indicted in the case as well. ...
  • Custodial death: Charges filed against Sanjiv Bhatt November 8, 2012

    Jamnagar: In a major setback to suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, a local court on Thursday filed charges against him and six policemen who are accused in the 1990 Khambalia custodial death case. The Gujarat High Court had on October 23 rejected the petitions of the accused policemen challenging the Jamnagar...
  • T'puram: 7 cops get bail in custodial death case September 11, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The CBI Special Court here on Monday granted bail to seven policemen who are accused in the case of custodial death of Udayakumar at Fort police station. Former officers attached to the Fort police station Jitu Kumar, Sreekumar, Soman, T K Haridas, E K Sabu, V P Mohanan...
  • UP: Protest against custodial death turns violent August 4, 2012

    Hamirpur: An irate mob protesting the alleged custodial death of a person in Hamirpur turned violent on Saturday with people laying siege of the police station and resorting to brickbating and arson. Police had to use tear gas shells to control the mob, which had gheraoed the police station, to bring...
  • Custodial death case: MP DGP orders arrest of 8 cops April 18, 2012

    Gwalior: Madhya Pradesh DGP has ordered arrest of eight policemen for the alleged custodial death of a person in Gwalior in 2011. DGP Nandan Dube, after reviewing the case, ordered that all the accused policemen be arrested and chargesheeted, police sources said on Tuesday. Government Railway Police (GRP) had arrested one Sunil...
  • Chhattisgarh cop suspended for custody death February 23, 2012

    Raipur: A police station chief in Chhattisgarh was suspended on Wednesday, a day after an initial postmortem report backed a poor man's allegations that his son was mercilessly beaten up in police custody. Victim Santosh Daharia, 25, was arrested on February 14 by policemen of Raipur district's Kharora police station,...
  • NC worker's death: No CBI probe, says court November 1, 2011

    New Delhi: A Jammu and Kashmir court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking a CBI probe into the death of of the National Conference (NC) worker Haji Yousuf. The plea was filed by the son of slain NC worker Yousuf. The family of the deceased claims Yousuf died after he was...
  • J&K govt to release NC worker's autopsy report October 10, 2011

    Srinagar: Embattled Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will make a bid to clear his name in the mysterious death of National Conference Party worker Haji Yusuf. His government is set to make public the details of the forensic report that was prepared by the Government Medical College in Srinagar....
  • Won't be caged in by PDP's campaign: Omar October 8, 2011

    Srinagar: In a sharp counterattack against opposition PDP, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday dubbed the party as "utterly irresponsible" and told it bluntly that he was not "going to be caged in" by their "vicious" campaign for his ouster. "They have always been uncomfortable with me....
  • Custodial death: Witness puts Farooq in trouble October 8, 2011

    Srinagar: The mysterious death of National Conference worker Haji Yusuf continues to cause trouble for Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. The Opposition is now accusing his father Union Minister Farooq Abdullah of selling ministries and Assembly tickets. A key witness in the NC worker's death case Salem Reshi had...
  • Never said Yusuf tortured at CM's house: J&K IGP October 7, 2011

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir IGP (Crime) Raja Aijaz Ali on Friday claimed that he has never made any statement regarding torture of Haji Saeed Yusuf at the residence of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's residence. National Conference worker Yusuf died in police custody after he was allegedly handed over to the...
  • J&K custodial death: Tight security at witness' house October 7, 2011

    The PDP says there is immense pressure on the witness to give a statement in favour of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. ...
  • J&K custodial death: Victim's son accuses Omar October 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Trouble mounts for Omar Abdullah in the case of controversial and mysterious death of the National Conference worker in police custody after victim Haji Saeed Yusuf's son Talib Hussain directly implicated the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister. Hitting out at the Chief Minister, Hussain accused him of hiding the...
  • J&K custodial death: BJP demands CBI probe October 6, 2011

    BJP spokesperson Dr Jatinder Singh has criticised the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah over the custodial death issue. ...
  • Rot in National Conference exposed: PDP October 6, 2011

    Srinagar: PDP spokesperson Nayeem Akhtar on Thursday said that the custodial death of the National Conference had exposed the rot in the party where posts have been on sale. ...
  • Haji Yousuf tortured at Omar's residence: Witness October 6, 2011

    An eyewitness Abdul Salam Reshi recounts his version on what transpired at the J&K Chief Minister's residence. ...