Rape case: HC upholds Prez guards’ sentences

Rape case: HC upholds Prez guards’ sentences

New Delhi, August 23, 2012

Nine years after a 17-year-old Delhi University student was raped and robbed at the Buddha Jayanti Park by President's Body Guards, the Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld rigorous life imprisonment awarded by trial court to two guards.

Confirming the life sentence given by a trial court on August 22, 2009, the high court said Harpreet Singh and Satyender Singh had "exhibited moral turpitude of extreme depravity".

The court also upheld the jail term of 10 years given to two other accused — Kuldeep Singh and Manish Kumar — for robbery, kidnapping and helping their colleagues in the crime. The incident on October 6, 2003, had sent shockwaves across the Capital. Read more.

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Two Delhi cops arrested for abduction

Aug 9, 2012

NEW DELHI: Two Delhi Police constables have been arrested for abducting an executive engineer of the Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam for Rs 30 lakh ransom. The duo from the crime branch and two of their aides posed as CBI sleuths and picked up the engineer from his Bijnor home, saying he would be questioned in Lucknow.

Tracking cellphone communications , police arrested the four, but were shocked to find their own colleagues among the accused. The policemen have been identified as Ajit Singh and Mukesh Yadav. Police have recovered an illegal weapon and fake CBI identity cards. Read more.

43 die in police custody daily: UN study

Jun 28, 2012

 NEW DELHI: The Torture Convention was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December 1984 (resolution 39/46) and it came into force on 26 June 1987 after being ratified by 20 nations. The Torture Convention completed 25 years of its presence earlier this week and it's an opportune moment for India to introspect on its dismal track record of custodial torture.

According to a recent report on human rights in India, a study of 47 districts over a period of more than two years shows that on an average 1.8 million people are victims of police torture and violence in India every year. Read more.

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