How many custodial death have been occurred, how many of police personnel were terminated from their job and imprisoned by the court? Hardly a few of them are punished. Generally, police brutality is defended by upper authorities and politicians. If the matter is highlighted by media then maximum is taken that they are suspended. And after it people are unaware of the final decision about perpetrators whether they were sentenced punishment or given clean chit.
Such a ruling will give little" relief" to the prisoners and watch on the operations in jails would force the authorities to behave humanly to them. Tortures are rampantly at some places and families are devastated when their loved ones reach in coffins due to torture.
So, a welcome step and must be encouraged!
The Supreme Court has actually ensured the rights of an accused. While welcoming the order, I personally feel that there does arise certain circumstances where the police may need to use force to make an accused accept a crime but at the same time, the Court order will ensure that such force is reasonable and does not violate the rights of a person as a human being.
All said and done, experience tells us that just as the criminals are adept in committing crimes without leaving any evidence, the police force also has proved time and again that they are adept in deviating from the instructions or orders by the Judiciary in such a way that the blame does not fall on them. So, we will have to wait and see as to how effective will the present order be.
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