Abhishek Singhvi
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AM Singhvi files application in SC to revive proceedings under DK Basu v. State of West Bengal, seeks directions against custodial violence

While requesting the Court to revive proceedings under DK Basu, Singhvi has prayed for directions to the Centre to ratify the United Nations Convention against Torture.

Debayan Roy

On account of recently reported cases of transgressions by the police, Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi has filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking to revive proceedings in its landmark case on custodial violence, DK Basu v. State of West Bengal.

In his application, Singhvi recounts the preliminary guidelines against illegal and arbitrary arrests and custodial violence laid down in the Court's 1996 judgment. The Senior Advocate, who served as amicus curiae in DK Basu, cites the increasing cases of custodial violence and police torture in recent times as the reason for filing the application.

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