02, Jul 2015
New Delhi: As many as four incidents of police firing – which claim on an average two civilians’ lives – are taking place on a daily basis in the country, going by the last 25 years’ data. The staggering data has yet again raised concerns among the fraternity working for civil rights who claim that the data is quite an evidence on how Supreme Court and High Court guidelines have been and continue to be violated by police forces across the country.
According to information obtained under the Right to Information Act (RTI), in 35,753 recorded incidents of police firing 17,064 civilians lost lives since 1988. The same RTI also noted that 2,832 police personnel have lost their lives during the same period, while a staggering 33,046 sustained injuries.