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1,680 cases of custodial deaths registered by NHRC in 10 months

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Nearly 1,680 cases of custodial deaths were registered by the (NHRC) in the last 10 months in the country, the was informed today.

of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said 1,530 cases of deaths in judicial custody and 144 cases of deaths under police custody were registered by the between April 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018.

During the period, 19 cases of alleged fake encounters were also registered by the NHRC, of which six had taken place in Uttar Pradesh, he said replying to a written question.

As many as 365 cases of judicial custodial deaths in were registered by the between April 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018, as many as 127 such cases in were registered by the NHRC, 118 cases each in and Maharashtra, 107 cases in and 102 cases in were also registered by the NHRC, Ahir said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 15:25 IST
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