Karnataka High Court orders ₹3 lakh compensation for "grossly illegal arrest", assault of advocate by police

The Court found that the advocate’s personal liberty was snatched away by the police without even a warrant for arrest or the registration of an FIR.
Justice M Nagaprasanna and Karnataka High Court
Justice M Nagaprasanna and Karnataka High Court

No arrest can be made by the police merely because it holds the power to do so unless there is sufficient justification, the Karnataka High Court recently said while ordering ₹3 lakh as compensation to a young advocate who was found to have been illegally arrested and assaulted by the police. [Kuldeep, Advocate v. State of Karnataka and ors].

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