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Expanding the Frontiers of Business History

 in the Sheela Barse case laying down guidelines in respect of women prisoners in police lock-ups. Pointing out that "non-observance or disobedience of the directions given by the Supreme Court amounts to gravest type of contempt", the HC declined to accept he contention of the State government that "these directions were not followed as the circular issued by the DG Police was Misplaced". "This can hardly be an explanation which can be offered, much less accepted. We cannot do better than to observe that this is not only unfortunate but is most regrettable", the HC remarked. It also recorded is "anguish" and "disapproval" at the way Shanibai, her child and the injured Mangalyi were treated by the police.

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