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SC seeks JK govt's reply on plea alleging custodial torture of Kathua rape/murder case witness Talib Hussain

CrossTown News 2018-08-08 16:50:14

SC Seeks JK Govt's Reply On Plea Alleging Custodial Torture Of Kathua Rape/murder Case Witness Talib Hussain

08 August, 2018, By Cross Town News

New Delhi, August 8: The Supreme Court today sought response from the Jammu and Kashmir government on a plea by Talib Hussain alleging custodial torture by the state police in an alleged fake rape case.

The bench asked the senior lawyer to explain as to how a writ of habeas corpus can be filed in the present case as the accused, Hussain, is in lawful custody of the police.

Council referred to a Supreme Court judgement and said that such a petition can be filed even in case of custodial torture.

The bench asked the state government to file the response in a week and asked the lawyers to serve a copy of the petition on the advocate general of the state. 

The bench posted the matter for further hearing on August 21.