I wish The Indian Police force sheds its colonial era task of keeping the masses in line with torture and instead does so as an effective police force.
I just saw this article and I am posting it with reservations. The police play a significant role in this extortion racket. I just wish that they stop hiring themselves out as goons.
I hope this happens in my lifetime. Anyway, so much for my musings,
Here is the pdf in case the link becomes inactive: Torture By Police Is Frequent And Deadly
Here is the pdf of the judgment: Judgement: Shakila Abdul Vs Vasant Dhoble: Sept 2003
DK Basu vs State Of West Bengal is considered to be the landmark judgement to prevent custodial deaths. Here is an Explanation of DK Basu Vs State Of WB
Here are the landmark judgments: