189 custodial deaths in 2 years in Gujarat | Ahmedabad News

AHMEDABAD: In two years from January 2021, 189 custodial deaths were reported in Gujarat, the state assembly was told on Friday.
Responding to a question by Congress MLA Arjun Modhwadia during the question hour, the government told the house that 100 custodial deaths took place in 2021, while 89 cases were reported in 2022 calendar year. Of these 189 cases registered in the last two years, 35 persons died in police custody and 154 in judicial custody. To a sub-question about the action taken by the government against erring police officers, the government said it had registered FIRs , initiated departmental inquiries, issued suspension orders and also took punitive action against such officers.
The government gave a compensation of Rs 17 lakh to the kin of each deceased.

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