Madras High Courts suggests: counselling and yoga may help police

The Registrar (Judicial), Madurai Bench of Madras High Court v. The State of Tamil Nadu and ors. {Suo motu W.P. (MD) No.7042 of 2020}

P Jayaraj and his son Fenix, were arrested for violating lockdown terms over business hours of their shop, both died at a hospital in Kovilpatti. While the relatives alleging that they were severely thrashed at a police station by Tamil Nadu Police personnel and this incident lead to their death . This incident i.e. Tuticorin custodial deaths have sparked nationwide outrage with #JusticeForJayarajAndFenix trending on social media.
The Madras high court, that took suo motu cognizance of the custodial deaths of P Jayaraj and his son in Tuticorin district, on Friday suggested that the Tamil Nadu government come up with ideas like counselling and yoga sessions to alleviate the stress of police personnel during Covid-19 pandemic.
The court made the suggestion after the government informed it that the director general of police (DGP) had issued a circular recently setting standard operating procedures (SOP) for dealing with people violating the lockdown. The court was also informed that a high-level committee would frame comprehensive guidelines shortly.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s