8 July 2024


High Court of Allahabad

Gyanesh Rai and Ors. v. State of U.P. and Ors




Compensation for youth tortured in police custody

In a case where the police illegally detained and tortured a young man who had applied for a position as a constable in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, the Allahabad High Court awarded five lakh rupees as compensation in his favour, while leaving the door open for further damages. Noting the brutality of treatment and grievousness of the injuries sustained by the youth, the Court did not mince its words, pronouncing “Custodial Torture is a calculated assault on human dignity and nothing can be more dehumanizing as the conduct of police…”


D.K. Basu vs. State of West Bengal MANU/SC/0157/1997
State of Madhya Pradesh vs. Shyamsunder Trivedi & Ors. MANU/SC/0722/1995
Gauri Shanker S harma vs. State of U.P. MANU/SC/0132/1990

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