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Volume No - 15 Issue No - 12
The identity or the status of the person whom the police is dealing with should have no bearing whatsoever on the fair and courteous treatment that a person is entitled to receive, as of right. Police officers are bound to treat every person with dignity and respect. As such, in the instant case, necessary prevention measures should have been taken by the State and the Police Department. I direct the 1st and 3rd Respondents to pay Rs.500,000/- each from their personal resources to the Petitioner. I order the 1st and 3rd Respondents to pay a further amount of Rs.25,000/- each as cost of litigation to the Petitioner.