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Andhra Pradesh pays police torture victims

india Updated: Dec 08, 2011 01:18 IST
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In possibly the first instance of its kind in the country, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to compensate 70 victims of police violence following the May 2007 Mecca Masjid blast.



The men had been falsely implicated in the case and tortured in custody. Twenty of them, who were the worst affected, will get R3 lakh each, the rest Rs 20,000 each.


The announcement of the Rs 70 lakh compensation was made by chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy in the state assembly.