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Volume No - 12     Issue No - 8

Policemen who commit atrocities on persons who are in their custody are not allowed to escape by reason of paucity or absence of evidence. The law as to the burden of proof in such cases may be re-examined by the legislature so that hand-maids of law and order do not use their authority and opportunities for oppressing the Innocent citizens, who look to them for protection. I find the Fundamental Right of the Applicant enshrined in Article 11 of the Constitution to have been violated by the 2nd , 3rd Respondents and the State. Hence, I order the 2nd and 3rd respondents to pay Rs. 50,000/- each from their personal funds and the 5th respondent to pay compensation amounting to Rs. 100,000/- to the Applicant, Nandasenage Lalantha Anurdha Nandasena.

Judgement as it is

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