Jharkhand High Court directs State to pay ₹5 lakh compensation to man who was illegally detained by police for 4 months

"If the police officers had been little more careful in discharge of their duties, the petitioner would not have been deprived of his liberty," the Court observed.
Illegal Custody
Illegal Custody

The Jharkhand High Court recently directed the State government to pay compensation of ₹5 lakh to a man who was unlawfully detained for four months and subsequently released after being found not guilty of the offence he was arrested for. [Ajit Kumar v. State & Ors]

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