HC slaps Rs 10,000 cost on Haryana DGP for not deciding on compensation

  • | Thursday | 11th October, 2018

CHANDIGARH: Upset with the failure of Haryana director general of police (DGP) in determining the compensation in a custodial death case even after three years, the Punjab and Haryana high court has imposed Rs 10,000 cost on him. Police, however, had claimed that the victim died after hanging himself from a window in the toilet of police station.The petitioner had informed the HC that his brother was taken into custody by the police without any FIR against him. He also questioned the police’s suicide theory. The HC also directed the DGP to appear in person before the court, if he failed to determine the compensation under the Haryana Victim Compensation Scheme 2013 by October 31.“Till date, the DGP has not determined what amount of compensation is required to be paid to the legal heirs of the deceased with reference to notification dated April 3, 2013 relating to Haryana Victim Compensation Scheme, 2013... the DGP is hereby directed to pay cost of Rs 10,000 to the petitioner,” ordered the court.Justice P B Bajanthri passed these orders while hearing a petition filed by Anand Rai Kaushik, whose brother died in custody of NIT police station, Faridabad in 2013.

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