His statement gains significance given that TN saw a string of custodial deaths in the first half of 2022.
Madras High Court has ordered the CB-CID to book police personnel, including an inspector, for murder and ordered the State government to recover the compensation from the accused.
According to the statistics provided by the ministry, Andhra Pradesh reported 48 cases of custodial deaths so far from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
Family members of Sajeevan had alleged that he was badly beaten up by the officers, who also paid no heed to him after he fainted and lay on the floor for over 20 minutes.
He was taken to Riverside Cottage at Malampuzha where he was allegedly tortured. After his death, the accused persons changed the details of the arrest record.
Simultaneously, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has been asked to provide additional information in the case within four weeks.
Only 12 among the 80 custodial death cases registered in Tamil Nadu in the last decade were genuine cases, said Director General of Police (DGP) Dr C Sylendra Babu on Saturday.
The victim, suffering from sickle cell disease, was picked up on suspicion of theft and was allegedly tortured in custody.
Additional Commissioner of Police (North) TS Anbu said that the cause of death was not police torture and that the deceased had sustained the injuries before being brought into custody.
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Although police claimed they had picked up Rajasekar for questioning in a jewellery theft case on Saturday morning, his family claimed he was taken into custody on Sunday morning.
He was produced before a magistrate and remanded to the Nagapattinam sub jail for judicial custody but fell 'ill' and was admitted to the Nagapattinam Government General Hospital on June 10.
According to sources, Rajasekar, a native of Alamathi village in Thiruvallur district, was taken into custody the Kodungaiyur police from Manali on Saturday in connection with a theft case.
The bench said the present authority headed by the home secretary is in violation of the directions of the Supreme Court.
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Human rights activist Akhand, in his petition to the National Human Rights Commission alleged that Odikpo died due to medical negligence and his body was left in the mortuary for 13 days.
The state government filed affidavits before the court mentioning the complete list of people dying in custody since 2012.
Terming the attack on the police station as "an organised terrorist act", the ruling BJP claimed that 'trained jehadis' were involved in the arson. The saffron camp also welcomed the eviction drive.
A separate probe has also been ordered into the alleged custodial death of a local resident, which triggered the attack on the police station, he said.
The police had picked up Safikul Islam of the Salnabari area in the district on Friday night and demanded Rs 10000 besides a duck from him, the wife of the deceased alleged.
The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Wednesday dismissed a bail petition filed by P Raghu Ganesh, one of the policemen arrested in Sathankulam custodial death case.