POLICE ATROCITIES

Power has the tendency to make men go dizzy and policeman are no exception powers are
granted to the police in order to enable them to enforce the law and protect people effectively .
However it is sometimes the desire to solve a case at the earliest and sometimes plain greed
that make them use it illegally.
Article 21 of the constitution provides that no persons shall be deprived of his life and personal
liberty except according to procedure established by law. Which is an in built guarantee against torture
or assault by the state or its functionaries.
The code of criminal procedure also provided the safe guards against legally questionable
detention by lying down the procedure to be followed by the police while making arrests. The law
commissions of India have recommended that the menace of custodial violence be curbed and the
police atrocities are more conscious of the rights of the accused so that the rule of law could preserve its
credibility.

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