International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Case Studies | Law | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023


Custodial Torture: Analyzing the Impact of DK Basu vs. State of West Bengal

Jacob Reji


Abstract: This article reviews the landmark case of D. K. Basu vs. State of West Bengal and the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court of India to curb custodial torture. The author examines the constitutional safeguards and statutory provisions related to custodial deaths, analyze relevant precedents, and evaluate the impact of the judgment on India?s legal system. The article suggests ways to address the persisting issue of custodial torture and emphasizes the need for continuous efforts and updates to protect human rights effectively.


Keywords: Custodial Torture, Human Rights, DK Basu Guidelines, Indian Constitution, Police Reforms


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,


Pages: 658 - 660


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