iam from telangana today they imposed night curfew from 9pm to 5 am. some people who are on the roads after 9 police coming on the vachile and without doing any enquiry beating deliberately without seeing their age even they beating those who are age of 40 plus citizens. my doubt is can the police beat the people who break curfew rules what is actuall legal punishment can they do instead of beating. explain please?
it is not legal to beat people but police have powers to maintain law and order situation in any jurisdiction. the current pandemic situations warrant the law and order mechanism to take all necessary actions to curb down the pandemic situation.
But even if you are aggrieve, you may approach 1. superintendent of police of that district or commissioner of police of that city 2. you may register FIR for hurt caused if any 3. you may approach the Magistrates court with the private complaint 4. you may approach the high court of the jurisdiction with plea to invoke your fundamental rights 5. you may approach the national Human rights commission.