SC seeks JK govt's reply on plea alleging custodial torture of Kathua rape/murder case witness Talib Hussain
SC Seeks JK Govt's Reply On Plea Alleging Custodial Torture Of Kathua Rape/murder Case Witness Talib Hussain08 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.