- Apprentice Lawyer
Supreme Court agrees to hear plea for mandatory judicial inquiry in cases of custodial death, custodial rape
The petitioner points out that there were as many as 1,303 cases of deaths or disappearances of persons while in police custody between 2005 and 2017. Of these cases, 827 are of instances where the police custody was without court remand. An inquiry was ordered only in 166 out of the 827, it is highlighted.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea filed by an activist seeking the implementation of Section 176(1A) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), which provides for mandatory judicial inquiry in cases of custodial death and custodial rape.