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Don't mention caste of accused in arrest memos: Rajasthan HC directs police

The order came on a petition filed by Bishan Shing, who was ordered to be released on bail but due to a mistake in bail bond his caste was written as Mev instead of Jatav

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

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The Rajasthan High Court has ordered that should not be mentioned in and bail bonds, observing that identity of an individual is known by parentage and not by

Justice Sanjeev Prakash Sharma noted in his order that neither the CrPC nor the Constitution provides that a person be identified by his

State should strive towards a casteless society. However, state functionaries instead insist on mentioning caste, the judge said.

The bench directed police not to write the caste of an accused either in or

The order came on a petition filed by Bishan Shing, who was ordered to be released on bail but due to a mistake in his caste was written as Mev instead of Jatav.

Jail authorities refused to release him following which the petitioner approached the high court again, saying he has been illegally detained for 5 days despite court order to enlarge him on bail as his caste was wrongly entered in and release memo.

The bench directed that no caste be written in arrest memo and with an exception of SC/ST cases.

First Published: Fri, July 06 2018. 12:30 IST
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