In its ruling the bench of Justices T S Thakur and R Banumathi directed that the state Governments shall consider deployment of at least two women constables in each police station wherever such deployment is considered necessary having regard to the number of women taken for custodial interrogation or interrogation for other purposes over the past two years.
The apex court also directed the centre and the state governments to put police stations and interrogation rooms under CCTV camera surveillance in a bid to check any human right violation by police officials. It also accepted the recommendation for regular and random inspection of police stations to ascertain whether any custodial violence took taking place after talking to inmates and examining CCTV footage. The apex court directed state Governments shall take steps to install CCTV cameras in all the prisons in their respective States, within a period of one year from today but not later than two years. It further added that the State Governments shall also consider installation of CCTV cameras in police stations in a phased manner depending upon the incidents of human rights violation reported in such stations.