- Tuesday | 19th March, 2019
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A Delhi court Wednesday sentenced five Uttar Pradesh policemen to 10 years in jail for the death of a 26-year-old man in custody, saying any lenient view by way of a meagre sentence will be against societal interest. He alleged that they came under the pretext of buying land, abducted his son and tortured him after falsely accusing him of theft. It can be achieved by imposing an appropriate sentence,” the order read. “The protection of society by stamping out criminal activity is an essential function of the state. According to the complaint lodged by the victim’s father, in September 2006, a property dealer who worked with his son came home with five policemen in civilian clothes.