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People's Watch submitted a memorandum to P Amudha, the high-level inquiry officer appointed by the government to probe the Ambasamudram custodial torture incident, on violation of legal standards in the case.

People's Watch executive director Henri Tiphagne said that a detailed memorandum has been submitted outlining the different areas in which legal standards that have been established either by the state government or through legislations passed by the government or the different judgments of Madras high court or the Supreme Court have not been adhered to in the custodial torture case.

There is a need for immediate, high quality medical and psychological counselling to be made available to torture survivors at the government’s cost. The inquiry officer should properly notify in advance the date, place and timings of inquiry, giving sufficient time to the victims to depose, he said. It is now alleged that ASP Balveer Singh had brushed stone against the teeth and gum of three other men at Pappakudi police station in Tenkasi also in March.

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