February 8, 2012

Indian Case Laws on Death Penalty post 1998


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  1. Kishori v. State of Delhi, (1999) 1 SCC 148
  2. Kumudi Lal v. State of Uttar Pradesh, AIR 1999 SC 1699
  3. Mahendra Nath Das v. State of Assam, 1999 (3) SCALE 700
  4. Nirmal Singh v. State of Haryana, (1999) 3 SCC 670
  5. Om Prakash v. State of Haryana, (1999) 3 SCC 19
  6. State of Madhya Pradesh v. Molai, 1999 (105) CrLJ 2698 (M.P.)
  7. State of Madhya Pradesh v. Tantoo, 1999 (105) CrLJ 2913 (M.P.)
  8. State of Uttar Pradesh v. Dharmendra Singh, (1999) 8 SCC 325
  9. Mohd. Chaman v. State, (2001) 2 SCC 28
  10. Raju v. State of Haryana, AIR 2001 SC 2043
  11. Krishna Mochi v. State of Bihar, (2002) 5 SCC 203
  12. Lehna v. State of Haryana, (2002) 3 SCC 76
  13. Sudama Pandey v. State of Bihar, AIR 2002 SC 293
  14. V Mohini Giri v. Union of India, AIR 2002 SC 642
  15. Dayanidhi Bisoi v. State of Orissa, (2003) 5 SCC 590
  16. Gurudev Singh v. State of Punjab, AIR 2003 SC 4187
  17. Devendra Pal Singh v. State, NCT of Delhi, (2002) 5 SCC 234
  18. Dharamendrasinh v. State of Gujarat, (2002) 4 SCC 679
  19. Rajpara v. State of Gujarat, (2002) 9 SCC 18
  20. Ram Anup Singh v. State of Bihar, AIR 2002 SC 3006
  21. Vashram Narshibhai Rajpara v. State of Gujarat, AIR 2002 SC 2211
  22. Ram Pal v. State of U.P., (2003) 7 SCC 141
  23. Shakila Abdul Gafar Khan v. Vasant Raghunath Dhoble, (2003) 7 SCC 749
  24. State of Rajasthan v. Kheraj Ram, (2003) 7 SC 419
  25. Sushil Murmu v. State of Jharkhand, AIR 2004 SC 394
  26. Rahul alias Raosaheb v. State of Maharashtra, (2005) 10 SCC 322
  27. Aloke Nath Dutta v. State of West Bengal, 2006 (13) SCLAE 467
  28. Mohd. Farooq Abdul Gafur v. State of Maharashtra, JT 2009 (11) SC 47
  29. Amrit Singh v. State of Punjab, AIR 2007 SC 132
  30. Bablu alias Mubarik Hussain v. State of Rajasthan, AIR 2007 SC 697
  31. Ram Singh v. Sonia and others, AIR 2007 SC 1218
  32. Sushil Mumu v. State of Jharkhand, 2007
  33. Prajeet Kumar Singh v. State of Bihar, (2008) 4 SCC 434
  34. Swamy Shraddananda v. State of Karnataka, AIR 2008 SC 3040
  35. Murly Manohar Mishra v. State of Karnataka, AIR 2008 SC 3040
  36. State of Punjab v. Prem Sagar, JT 2008 (7) SC 66
  37. Dilip Premnarayan Tiwari v. State of Maharashtra, 2009, available at http://importantjudgement.blogspot.com/2009/12/dilip-premnarayan-tiwari-anr-versus.html
  38. Haru Ghosh v. State of West Bengal, JT 2009 (11) SC 240
  39. Jagdish v. State of Madhya Pradesh, (2009) 6 SCC 692
  40. Rameshbhai Chandubhai Rathod v. State of Gujarat, (2009) 5 SCC 740
  41. Santosh Beriyar v. State of Maharashtra, (2009) 6 SCC 498
  42. Sebastian v. State of Kerela, 2009, available at http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/223583/
  43. State of Maharashtra v. Prakash Sakha Vasave, 2009 (1) SCALE 713
  44. Sushil Kumar v. State of Punjab, 2009 STPL (Web) 4 SC, available at http://www.stpl-india.in/SCJFiles/2009_STPL(Web)_4_SC.pdf
  45. Dilip Premnarayan Tiwari v. State of Maharashtra, AIR 2010 SC 361
  46. Mulla v. State of Uttar Pradesh, 2010, available at http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1277706/
  47. Vikram Singh v. State of Punjab, AIR 2010 SC 1007
Acknowledgment: The cases were collected as a part of the research conducted for Professor Manoj K. Sinha, Professor of Law, National University of Juridical Sciences, India. 

February 7, 2012

Custodial Torture; Some Journal Articles from 1995-2010

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  1. SAHRDC, ‘The Ferreira Case: All that is Wrong with Torture and Narcoanalysis’, Economic and Political Weekly, May 22, 2010 available online at http://www.epw.in/epw/uploads/articles/14776.pdf
  2. Satabdi Chatterjee et.al., ‘Miseries of Custodial Violence: Is Our Law Equipped Enough?’, Criminal Law Journal, Vol. 115, Part. 1312, April 2009, at page 103
  3. Tobias Kelly, ‘UN Committee Against Torture: Human Rights Monitoring and Legal Recognition of Cruelty’, Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 3, August 2009 at page 777
  4. Ajai Kumar, ‘Torture: A Formidable Fhallenge’, Criminal Law Journal, Vol. 114, Part. 1301, May 2008 at page 125
  5. Manik Chakraborty, ‘Human Rights and Custodial Torture: The Issues and Challenges’, Calcutta Law Times, Vol. 1, Part. 2, February 2007 at page 28
  6. Anuradha Chadha, ‘Human Rights and Custodial Deaths’, Criminal Law Journal, Vol. 112, Part. 1273, January 2006 at page J9
  7. Ashirbani Dutta, ‘Approach of Indian Judiciary Towards Custodial Torture’, Calcutta Law Times, Vol. 2, Part. 4, August 2006, at page J33
  8. Deepti Shrivastava, ‘Torture in Prisons’, Indian Journal of Criminology and Criminalistics, Vol. 27, No. 3, September – December 2006 at page 27
  9. Ashirbani Dutta, ‘Custodial Torture: A Shameless Truth Behind the Bars’, Criminal Law Journal, Vol. 112, Part. 1282, October 2006 at page 241
  10. Yousuf Bhatt, ‘Menace of torture: Prohibition in International Law’, Indian Journal of Political Science, Vol.67(3), 2006 at page 553
  11. Maryam Bacha, ‘Third Degree Torture: State Terrorism to Combat other forms of Terrorism’, Criminal Law Journal, Vol. 111, Part. 1261, January 2005, at page J1
  12. A G Noorani, ‘Access to Prisons and Custodial Torture’, Economic and Political Weekly, October 15, 2005
  13. N K Indrayan, ‘Remedies Against Custodial Harassment by the Police’, Supreme Court Journal, Vol. 8, Part. 50, December 2005, at page J47
  14. S K Verma, ‘Medical, Legal and Ethical Aspects of Torture and Human Rights Violation’, Indian Journal of Criminology and Criminalities, Vol. 25, No. 1-3, January – December 2004, at page 134
  15. Raj Kumar, ‘State Torture in India: Strategies for Resistance and Reparation’, Australian Journal of Asian Law, 5, 162-63, 2003
  16. Joginder Singh, ‘Third Degree Violates Human Rights’, Civil and Military Law Journal, Vol. 39, 2003 at page 143
  17. K P Singh, ‘Police Custody Death Syndromes and Police Predicament: A New Debate’, Indian Police Journal, Vol. 50, No. 2, April- June 2003 at page 101
  18. J S Bisht, ‘Custodial Torture: An Invasion to Right to Life’, Indian Bar Review, Vol.30, Part. 2 & 3, April- September 2003 at page 329
  19. Surendra Jaswal, ‘Custodial Crimes – An Affront to Human Dignity’, Indian Bar Review, Vol. 30, Part. 2 & 3, April – September 2003, at page 255
  20. K Ravindran, ‘Custodial Violence and Measures to Curb’, PRP Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 7, No. 8, January – March, 2002 at page 7
  21. Balvinder Kumar, ‘Protection Against Torture by Police’, PRP Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 6, No. 4, October – December, 2002 at page 12
  22. Jayanth Bhushan, ‘Custodial Violence – A Gruesome Practice’, Indian Bar Review, Vol. 28, Part. 1, January – March 2001, at page 99
  23. Archana Sinha, ‘Torture is a Challenge to the Administration of Justice’, PRP Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 5, No. 2, April – June 2001, at page 34
  24. Anupama Rao, ‘Problems of Violence States of Terror: Torture in Colonial India’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 36, No. 13, October – November 2001 at page 1125
  25. B N Chattoraj, ‘Torture and Violence in Police and Judicial Custody in India’, Indian Journal of Criminology and Criminalistics, Vol. 22, No. 3, September – December 2001, at page 17
  26. Sumanta Banerjee, ‘Torture in Custody: Method in Sadistic Madness’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 36, No. 9, March 2001 at page 723
  27. Sudesh Sharma, ‘Human Rights, Police and Custodial Violence: A Perspective’, MDU Law Journal, Vol. 5, 2000 at page 40
  28. Subhah Raina, ‘Custodial Torture’, National Capital Law Journal, Vol. 5, 2000, at page 1
  29. Sreeramulu, ‘Lockup Deaths and Harassment by the Police’, Criminal Law Journal, Vol. 106, Part. 1210, October 2000, at page J149
  30. Subramanyam, ‘Right Against Torture: A Review’, Criminal Law Journal, Vol. 106, Part. 1212, December 2000, at page J177
  31. Nirman Arora, ‘Custodial Torture in Police Stations in India: A Radical Assessment’, Journal of Indian Law Institute, Vol. 41, No. 3-4, July – December 1999, at page 513
  32. A G Noorani, ‘Accountability for Torture’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 34, No. 45, November 1999 at page 3159
  33. A S Anand, ‘VIIIth International Symposium on Torture’, Supreme Court Cases, Vol. 7, Part. 3, November 1999, at page J10.
  34. B M Baliga, ‘Curbing Police Arrest Power for Minimizing Custodial Deaths’, Indian Law Reports, Karnataka, Vol.46, Part. 13, July 1996, at page 67

Acknowledgment: The articles were collected as a part of the research conducted for Professor Manoj K. Sinha, Professor of Law, National University of Juridical Sciences, India.