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To kill or get killed: a police officer’s dilemma

On January 4, 2023, ASI Shambhu Dayal of Delhi police was killed by a criminal in broad daylight

Man held for inducing young girls into prostitution through social media

Tevon Harris’s modus operandi was simple. He would contact young girls through social media and offer them modelling jobs with lots of money. Later they mere made to have sex with Harris and other customers. The girls were then photographed and their images posted in online ads for prostitution. Even the money they earned was pocketed by Harris who used violence and intimidation to make them cooperate. They were also not allowed to speak to their friends or relatives and kept without food for days if they did not cooperate.

Police officers- were playing a game, when the revolver went off

It was a drama in real life. Two police officers were playing a ‘deadly’ game -- taking turns to fire bullets at each other from a revolver. There was only one bullet in the chamber. But Officer Katlyn Alix, 24, is dead and her colleague Nathaniel Hendren, 29, is facing charges for killing her.

Ballistics- evidence at Gunpoint

Ballistics seeks to ‘determine’ how the bullet was fired; the weapon used and if the empty shells match those recovered from the crime scene

Delhi Police women to wear khadi silk sarees

Over the years Khadi is becoming popular not only among common people but even government organisations are adopting Khadi. Traditional artisans in West Bengal are preparing Tasar-Katia Silk sarees for Delhi police

Police custody death- Are policemen licensed to kill?

It is obvious that Altaf's death in a police station in UP was cooked up to cover up the alleged torture leading to death in police custody

Why are police custody deaths common in India?

A total of 1,731 -- almost five people per day died in police custody in India during 2019. According to the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), 1,022 deaths in police custody were reported from 2000-2016 but only 428 FIRs were filed, and just 5% policemen were finally convicted.

Govt jobs for victims of crime- a sign of poor governance?

Today government jobs and huge ex gratia payments are being offered to the families of victims of crime. This is a fairly common trend to gain cheap popularity

75% prisoners in Indian jails are undertrials

It is common knowledge that poor people are often at the receiving end of excesses by the law enforcement authorities. A poor person is invariable the first to be locked-up for being a thief or prime suspect in a crime. As George Bernard Shaw once said, “poverty (itself) is crime.”

Leopard in the bag – the lucrative trade of leopard skin and body parts

Illegitimate trading in wildlife is an illegal offence under the wildlife protection act and if convicted it can lead to imprisoned for up to 10 years. Illegitimate trading in wildlife is an illegal offence under the wildlife protection act and if convicted it can lead to imprisoned for up to 10 years. Possessing a wildlife item; even as a part of ancestral /family inheritance without a license is a crime.

Why people fear the police, in India?

People in India fear the police as much as the criminals. Today many police officers are facing charges like brutality, torture and helping criminals or politicians - frame or eliminate opponents-- to get promoted. This may lead to total breakdown of values and erosion of confidence in the criminal justice system.

Online Gaming needs regulation

Gaming is a state subject in India. Each state is supposed to frame and implement its own anti-gaming laws. In July 2018, the Law Commission 276th report stated – “legalizing betting and gambling is not desirable in India". Still, no state came forward to ban online gaming. This inaction is leading to a rampant increase in illegal gambling and black-money. Though it is not possible to ban betting and gambling altogether, effective regulation is the only way out.
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