Nilabati Behera v State of Orissa: 24 Mar 1993

Supreme Court of India – The state owes a particular duty to those involuntarily in its custody. ‘There is a great responsibility on the police or prison authorities to ensure that the citizen in its custody is not deprived of his right to life’.

Verma, Jagdish Saran (J) Verma, Jagdish Saran (J) Anand, as (J) Venkatachala N (J)
(1993) 2 SCC 746, 1993 (2) SCR 581, AIR 1993 SC 1960, [1993] INSC 154, 1993 (2) JT 503
England and Wales
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CitedAmin, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department HL 16-Oct-2003
Prisoner’s death – need for full public enquiry
The deceased had been a young Asian prisoner. He was placed in a cell overnight with a prisoner known to be racist, extremely violent and mentally unstable. He was killed. The family sought an inquiry into the death.
Held: There had been a . .

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Prisons, Police

Updated: 22 January 2022; Ref: scu.186855