This is from the APCID too. In this case, the the police killed a person in their custody. The SC had the following to say:
“The police, with their wide powers arc apt to overstep their zeal to detect crimes and are tempted to use the strong arm against those who happen to fall under their secluded jurisdiction. That tendency and that temptation must in the larger interest of justice be nipped in the bud.
It is a pity that some of the police officers, as it has happened in this case, have not shed such methods even in the modern age. They must adopt some scientific methods than resorting to physical torture. If the custodians of law themselves indulge in committing crimes then no member of the society is safe and secure. If police officers who have to provide security and protection to the citizens indulge in such methods they are creating a sense of insecurity in the minds of the citizens. It is more henious than a game-keeper becoming a poacher.”
Here is the judgment: SC: Bhagwan Singh Vs State Of Punjab – 1992