Saturday 9 July 2016

Army can't use excessive force in disturbed areas: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: In a setback to the government and the armed forces, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled the army cannot use excessive force during counter-insurgency operations in areas declared disturbed under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and criminal courts do have the jurisdiction over cases of alleged excesses by security forces. "The use of excessive force or retaliatory force by the Manipur Police or the armed forces of the Union is not permissible," said a bench of Justice ..

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