India

Facts and Figures

Number of women police: 84,479

Number of police stations: 14,185

Police-population ratio: 1:568

Strength of police: 15,85,117

Resources


Case Law

November 2013


Lalita Kumari vs Govt. of U.P. & Ors.

5 judge constitutional bench of SC on 12th Nov 13 in Lalita Kumari v State of UP and ors (WP (CRIMINAL) NO. 68 OF 2008) decided upon the issue: whether a police officer is bound to register a First Information Report (FIR) upon receiving any read more

Bombay High Court Interim Order on CCTV Cameras in Police Stations

Leonard Xavier Valdaris & Others vs Officer-in-charge Wadala Railway Police Station, Mumbai & Others  read more

State of Gujarat vs Kishanbhai

In January 2014, the Supreme Court upheld the acquittal of a man from Ahmedabad (of the western state of Gujarat) who was accused of kidnapping a six-year-old girl before raping and murdering her. He was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging by the trial read more

Arnesh Kumar vs State of Bihar and ANR

In this case the Supreme Court is responding specifically to a dowry harassment case in which a husband, apprehending arrest, is petitioning the Court to examine his application for anticipatory bail, which was rejected by both the Sessions Court and High Court. In its examination read more

Manik Taneja & ANR vs State of Karnatka & ANR

SC takes Bangalore police to task for harassing couple over a Facebook post. read more

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