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Report No. 273

9. Protection of victims, complainants and witnesses.

(1) It shall be the duty and responsibility of the State Government to make arrangements for the protection of victims of torture, complainants and witnesses against all kinds of ill-treatment, violence, threats of violence, or physical harm or mental trauma or the recurrence of torture.

(2) The protection under sub-section (1) shall be provided from the time of submission of the complaint to the conclusion of the trial and thereafter till such time as the State Government is reasonably satisfied that such protection is no longer required.

(3) The protection under sub-section (1) shall include necessary provision for providing physical security to the victims, complainants and witnesses.

(4) The State Government shall inform the concerned Court about the protection provided to any victim, complainant or witness under this section and the court shall periodically review the need of protection being offered to the complainants, victims and witnesses under this section and pass appropriate orders in this behalf.

(5) The State shall ensure proper medical examination of every person remanded to custody in jail and the report of such medical examination shall be transmitted to the concerned trial court.

Implementation of United Nations Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment through Legislation Back

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