Legislation to Avoid Custodial deaths
Legislation to avoid Custodial deaths
|The number of custodial deaths reported to the National Human Rights Commission during the last three years are as follows:
Year Custodial deaths
The State-wise details are as under :-
A Bill titled “The Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010” has been introduced in Lok Sabha on 26/4/2010. The Bill, inter alia, provides for punishment to those involved in the incident of torture and specifies the time limit for taking cognizance of the offence of torture. The bill would act as a deterrent for Public Servants from indulging in custodial deaths and abuse of power by police authorities. This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Ajay Maken in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.