Custodial violence won’t be tolerated, says Delhi HC
By Team Legistify / 2017-07-26

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Custodial violence will not be tolerated, the Delhi High Court today said while directing Tihar Jail authorities to ensure that accused in the Election Commission bribery case Sukesh Chandrashekar is not tortured in custody.

Justice Ashutosh Kumar also issued notice to the AAP government and the DG Prison of Tihar Jail and asked them to file a status report on a plea alleging that Chandrashekhar was strip-searched by jail officials while he was lodged in a high-risk ward.

Chandrashekhar was arrested in connection with the Election Commission bribery case involving AIADMK (Amma) faction leader T T V Dhinakaran.

The court further sought to know from jail authorities why the accused was kept in a high-risk cell despite the fact that the same was meant for dangerous criminals.

“You (Tihar) need to explain to this court that why the person was kept in such a cell. We need to know all details, mere status report denying the allegation will not work.

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