ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Law Versus Order Death in Police Custody

NORMALLY when death occurs in police custody under section 176 of the Code of Criminal Procedure an enquiry has to be conducted by a magistrate. This enquiry is entrusted a an executive magistrate, who is generally a Tahsildar with specially con-ferred powers. During the enquiry by the Bhargava Commission in Andhra Pradesh when the Girayipalli incident was taken up, it emerged quite clearly that these enquiries are sham, and tailored to the requirements of the police.

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