Police Brutality is a Significant Issue in India?

  • Shreyash Gupta
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  • Shreyash Gupta

    Student at Bhimrao Ambedkar University Lucknow, India

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The police are a security agency whose role is, in principle, to ensure that the law is enforced. The police are the main law enforcement agency of society. It is empowered to maintain public order, enforce the law and prevent, detect and prosecute crime. Their job is to ensure the safety of the people and maintain the dignity of the country. The police are the first point of contact in the event of illegal activity. The police have a duty to protect the rights of every citizen. But today, the powers of law enforcement, prevention and detention are abused by state servants. The abuse of power and police brutality they preach is one of the country's most disturbing challenges. In recent years, India has seen constant instances of police involvement in various forms of corruption and misconduct. Now we must not confuse the concepts of corruption and misconduct. Corruption is defined as actions taken by the police out of greed. However, misconduct is defined as excessive use of force by police, which is fatal. These misconducts often include the brutal beating or even killing of innocent people without a warrant or court order from superior police authorities. These crimes are known as police brutality.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 103 - 109

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.115750

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