The government proposes to hold the police station in-charge accountable and answerable, and they will be sensitized about their responsibilities and behaviour to curb custodial deaths. Reports suggest that his body was burnt in Amboli Ghat to destroy evidence in Amboli Ghat. The cops, however, claimed that the youth had fled from custody. After much hue and cry the five police were suspended, and the state government transferred the senior cops out of Sangli district to avoid further criticism. Kesarkar’s initiative is important as Maharashtra ranked first with 22 police custodial deaths between January 1, 2016 and December 7, 2016.

Source:   dna
December 07, 2017 04:53 UTC