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SC To Hear Plea to Revive DK Basu Case for Fresh Guidelines to Curb Custodial Torture

Lawstreet Journal 15 Sep 2020 7:01pm

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Renowned senior advocate Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, the Amicus Curiae in the current case has moved a plea in the Supreme Court of India concerning custodial torture. The SC has deferred the hearing if such pleas until October 7th, 2020. The hearing was heard by a three-judge bench comprising of Hon’ble Justices UU Lalit, Ajay Rastogi, and Vineet Saran. 

The bench heard several petitions for the need for elaborate guidelines that would ensure that custodial torture could be eliminated. This plea was filed in pursuance to the ghastly and heinous custodial death of the father and son of Jayraj and Bennix. The horrific incident took place in June 2020 in a town of Tamil Nadu.

The counsels present were informed that several lawyers sought to content in the current issue. Thus, the matter was deferred until 7th October 2020. The matter would be the first item and would be the first item to be heard. It was also decided that the arguments would commence with the submissions of Dr. Singhvi, who would also act as the Amicus Curiae and guide the court in the same matter.

Senior advocate Dr. Singhvi had also acted as an Amicus Curiae in the initial case of DK Basu v State of West Bengal in 1996. It was Dr. Singhvi who had filed an application that sought to revive the proceedings in the landmark judgment. The application also stated that the country has witnessed an “increasing trend of normalizing of custodial deaths” which brings an urgent need of a… Continue Reading...

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