[Custodial death] Power of police to regulate crime not unfettered; can't treat citizens in inhuman manner: Bombay High Court

If employees of the State undertake torturous acts under the guise of power, then it has to compensate such citizen, the Court held while granting ₹15 lakh compensation to the kin of the deceased.
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Observing that the powers of the police are not 'unfettered' and that it cannot treat any citizen in an 'inhuman manner,' the Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday ordered the State government to pay compensation of over ₹15 lakh to the kin of a man who died in police custody [Sunita Kalyan Kute v. State of Maharashtra].

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