SC: Humane treatment to all including an accused is requirement of law.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court, on 15th October 2020, in the matter of State of U.P. v. Gayatri Prasad Prajapati observed that Humane treatment to all including an accused is requirement of law. Every person, who is accused of an offence, even if the offence is a serious offence, requires a humane treatment by the prison authorities.



The Hon’ble Supreme Court observed that:

Every person, who is accused of an offence, even if the offence is a serious offence, requires a humane treatment by the prison authorities. There can be no two views with regard to above. (Para 16)

Humane treatment to all including an accused is requirement of law. Furthermore, a prisoner, who is suffering from an ailment, has to be given due treatment and care while in prison. (Para 16)



Copy of judgement: Judgement_15-Oct-2020

-Adv. Tushar Kaushik

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