RIGHTS OF AN ARRESTED PERSON IN INDIA

Society must strongly condemn crime through punishment, but brutal deterrence is fiendish folly and is a kind of crime by punishment. It frightens, never refines; it wounds never heals“-Krishna Iyer
It is the constitutional obligation of the “State” to devise a procedure as well as the mechanism which would ensure the residuary Fundamental Rights of the prisoner. It is also the obligation of the Supreme Court to act as the guardian of the fundamental rights of the people behind the bars by issuing necessary directions to the state.