Compensation for Custodial Torture
The Milli Gazette
Published Online: Oct 14, 2012
Print Issue: 16-30 September 2012
The Supreme Court awarded a compensation of 5 lakh to Mehmood Nayyar Azam, an Ayurvedic doctor who was tortured in the custody of Chattisgarh Police in September 1992.
“The said amount shall be paid by the respondent state within a period of six weeks and be realized from the erring officers in equal proportion from their salaries as thought appropriate by the competent authority of the state,” the bench added.
This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 September 2012 on page no. 6blog comments powered by Disqus