Assam stands third in terms of deaths in police encounters in India

Assam stands third when it comes to deaths in police encounters in India

GUWAHATI: Assam has occupied the third spot in India with reference to deaths in police encounters.

Above Assam, there are solely Jammu and Kashmir and Chhattisgarh.

In keeping with the info of the union dwelling ministry, Assam had a complete of 18 deaths throughout 2021-2022.

Jammu and Kashmir led the desk with 45 deaths adopted by Chhattisgarh with 30 deaths.

Among the many Northeast states, Assam recorded the very best variety of custodial and police encounter deaths between April 2020 and March 2022.

Between April 2020 and March 2022, Assam recorded a complete of 41 custodial deaths 22 deaths in police encounters.

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Notably, the Gauhati excessive courtroom has sought particulars of probe accomplished into the instances associated to the police encounters in Assam.

The Gauhati excessive courtroom has sought particulars of investigations into the police encounter instances that occurred in Assam since Might final yr.

The Gauhati excessive courtroom has directed the Assam authorities to submit a report on whether or not pointers issued by the Supreme Court docket for investigation into encounter instances have been adopted.

The state has been given a timeline of 60 days to file its report on the matter.

“The State shall deliver on file applicable supplies indicating the progress made in every of the case and additional point out whether or not the rules issued by the Apex Court docket within the case of Folks’s Union for Civil Liberties and one other Vs. State of Maharashtra & Ors., reported in (2014) 10 SCC 635 are adopted in later and spirit or not,” the Gauhati excessive courtroom acknowledged.