ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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HUMAN RIGHTS-Electric Shocks to Prisoners

Electric Shocks to Prisoners S P Sathe ON March 29, information was received by advocate Ajay Adhiya from some undertrial prisoners that some prison inmates were being subjected to electric shocks by way of torture by the Yeravada Central Jail authorities, Pune. These prisoners were picked up for alleged and imaginary acts of disobedience and admitted to Ward No 2 of the Hospital Yard within the precincts of the jail itself. They were then taken into a room next to the jail doctors' room in the hospital yard where a machine used for that purpose was kept. They were forcibly injected with some drug and then subjected to high voltage electricity current passed through a band affixed around the forehead and the temple, These convicts screamed for mercy. On falling unconscious they were taken to Ward No 2 of the Hospital Yard, They were subjected to such torture repeatedly.

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