Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2015)
Judicial initiatives in tackling custodial torture
Author(s): Dr. Seema Garg
Abstract: Torture is generally defined as an instrument to impose the will of strong over the week by suffering. Police atrocities are common feature of Indian scenario. Common features of violation of human rights are the torture of arrested persons, the disappearances of suspects who ought to have been in regular police custody, deaths in police encounters and at police stations and undertrials detained in jails for years without trials. A study of various decisions of the Supreme Court and various High Courts revealed that Indian Judiciary has made a tremendous achievement in protecting custodial human rights.