MANU/SC/0157/1997

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Writ Petition. (Crl) No. 539 of 1986.

Decided On: 18.12.1996

Appellants:D.K. Basu
Vs.
Respondent: State of West Bengal

ORDER

Dr. Anand, J.

1. The Executive Chairman, Legal Aid Services, West Bengal, a non-political organisation registered under the Societies Registration Act, on 26th August, 1986 addressed a letter to the Chief Justice of India drawing his attention to certain news items published in the Telegraph dated 20, 21 and 22 of July, 1986 and in the Statesman and Indian Express dated 17th August, 1986 regarding deaths in police lock-ups and custody. The Executive Chair

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