June 19, 2024

Dismissed IPS officer gets life imprisonment in decades-old custodial death case

A sacked IPS officer has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Gujarat court in a decades-old custodial death case, which is related to the death of a right wing activist.

The brutal crime took place in early 1990s. The victim was one of more than 100 people who were arrested in connection with a communal riot case. He died few days after the group were released from the police custody.

It was the deceased person’s brother who came up first against with an allegation against the officer. The man alleged that his brother was brutally tortured in the police custody and his brother died of the injured inflicted during that torture.

After fighting a two-decade long battle, the man has finally secured justice for his deceased brother, who suffered severe custodial brutality.

Apart from the sacked IPS officer, a constable has also been given the same punishment by the court in the case.

It is one of the sensational custodial death cases that have occurred in the Indian state of Gujarat in the recent history.

A powerful legal framework should be created to avoid the repetition of custodial torture and custodial death cases in the country.

And, if the country is serious about eliminating the cases of custodial torture and death, special courts should also be set up to exclusively handle the cases come under this category in a timely manner.

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