1 A MANUAL ON. POLICE STANDING ORDER 151 (OLD pso145 ) enquiry . AND. government instructions ON PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS. Index Sl. Title Para Page No. I Object of MANUAL 12-14. II Procedure to be Adopted at the First 15-19. Stage Detailed Report by Collectors and 15-16. Superintendents of POLICE b) Recording of Statements when 16. alive/Identification Parades c) Recording of wounds/injuries when 16. dead d) Photographs 16. e) Collection of evidence 17. f) Seizure of Records 17. g) Post-Mortem 17. h) Chemical Analysis Report 18. i) Rape Cases 18. J) Ordering for PSO 145 enquiry by 19. Collector III Procedure to be Followed in the Second 20-26. Stage a) Calling witness 20. b) Serving of Summons 20. c) Failure on the part of public 20. d) Failure on the part of POLICE 20-21. e) Examination of witnesses 21. f) Cross examination 21. g) Recording of statement of witnesses 21. h) Examination of Medical Officer 22. i) Examination of Forensic Report 22.
2 J) Expert Medical opinion 23-25. k) Examination of material exhibits 25. l) Classification of evidence 25. 2. Sl. Title Para Page No. IV Procedure to be Followed at the third 27-28. stage Preparation of enquiry Report by 27-28. RDO. V Detailed Guidelines for Conducting PSO 29-38. 145 enquiry (New ). a) Verification of FIR 29. b) Verification of offences 29-31. c) Verification of time of arrest 32. d) Medical evidence 32-34. e) Rape cases 34-35. f) Suicidal hanging 36-38. VI Procedure to be Followed by Collector 39-40. VII Procedure to be Followed after Orders 41-42. are Passed by government on the enquiry Report a) Preparation of draft Complaint 41. a) Verification 41. b) Filing in Court 41. c) Production of Witnesses 42. d) Final Result 42. VIII Procedure to be Followed for 43-44. Departmental Action by the POLICE Authorities 3. APPENDICES. Sl. Authority Subject Page No. No. 1 , Charges of torture / causing 45. Public (General-A), death / grievous hurt-inquiry dated 5th August under PSO 157 by Presidency 1957.
3 Magistrates RDO Powers to summon witnesses and take evidence on oath. 2 2. , Inquiry under PSO 157 48. Public (General-A), Examination of POLICE officials dated 12th September against whom charge has been 1957. made and of General Diary and other POLICE station records . instructions . 3 Memorandum No. Death in POLICE custody 50. 3700/68-3, Public Furnishing report to government . (General A), dated procedure. the 14th August 1968. 4 Memorandum No. Death in Judicial Custody 52. 3657/69-8, Public Furnishing of report to government (General A), dated Procedure. the 2nd February 1970. 5 , Procedure to be followed in respect 54. Public (General-A), of charges of torture by the POLICE or dated the 29th July of death/grievous hurt- enquiry 1970. under PSO-Allegations of rape and commission of unnatural offences against POLICE -Inclusion within the purview of PSO. 6 POLICE STANDING ORDER Procedure in respect of charges of 56. Volume-1 torture by the POLICE or of death or ORDER (new grievous hurt caused by the POLICE .)
4 , dated 14thSeptember 1970. 7 Office Memorandum Law and ORDER Public 63. , dated 29th Administration in the State Death October 1971 in POLICE and Judicial custody .. Delay in furnishing report to government instructions . Issued 4. Sl. Authority Subject Page No. No. 8 , Public Death in POLICE custody- enquiry - 65. (General D) dated 7th Post mortem Examination- March1972. instructions . 9 , Public Assurance regarding protection to 67. th (General A) dated 4 lawyers while appearing in the April 1972. Courts-Procedure for enquiry in cases of attacks and of minor injuries caused by the POLICE -Orders issued in , Public (General A), dated 25th May 1971- Modified. 10 Office Memorandum Death of remand prisoner in 69. , Public POLICE custody- enquiry under PSO. (General D) dated 5th 145(New ) clarifications by July 1972 Commissioner of POLICE -Orders. 11 Memorandum Death in POLICE custody-Sending 71. , of reports to government - Public (General D), instructions .
5 Dated 10th January, 1973. 12 Memorandum Torture by POLICE Furnishing of 72. , repot to government - instructions Public (General-D). dated 31st March 1973. 13 Memorandum Torture by POLICE -Furnishing of 74. , report to government - instructions . Public (General D), dated 31st Mach, 1973. 14 , Public Procedure for Magisterial enquiry in 76. (Law cases of attack and minor injuries and ORDER A), dated caused by POLICE and allegations of 17th torture and deaths in POLICE custody- January, 1976. Revised instructions . 5. Sl. Authority Subject Page No. No. 15 Memorandum Deaths in POLICE Custody 78. , enquiry under PSO 145-Furnishing dated 7th October of records of enquiry to 1976. Superintendent of POLICE -Further clarifications. 16 , Charges of torture, rape etc. by 80. Public (Law the POLICE - enquiry under PSO 145- and ORDER A), dated Orders. 4th May 1977. 17 Memorandum Wrongful confinement and deaths in 82. , POLICE Custody-Inspection of POLICE Public (Law and ORDER Stations.)
6 A), dated 20th April 1979. 18 , Complaints against POLICE officials 84. Public (Law and ORDER and cases of deaths in POLICE A) dated 1st June, custody- enquiry under PSO 145. 1982. 19 , Procedure for conducting 85. Home Magisterial enquiry and for taking ( ) dated 27th follow up action based on the July, 1982. decision of judicial enquiry regarding torture and death in POLICE custody- Amendment to PSO 145, 20 , Death in POLICE custody and 87. Public (Law and ORDER allegations of torture, rape etc. A) dated 9th against POLICE personnel-Prompt November 1982. disposal of cases against POLICE personnel-Quarterly report to government . Proforma 89. 6. Sl. Authority Subject Page No. No. 21 Circular Law and ORDER -Magisterial 90. 8, Public (Law and enquiry under PSO 145 Launching of ORDER A), dated prosecution before acceptance of findings Inquiry-Issued. 22 Law and ORDER -Enquiries under 92. 1,Public (Law and POLICE STANDING ORDER 144 (3) and ORDER E) dated 145- enquiry by Revenue Divisional Officer-Regarding.
7 23 Letter , Law and ORDER -Chengalpattu MGR 94. Public(Law and District, Thiruvallur Taluk- ORDER ), dated Veppanchettu Village-Alleged torture of Varadhan by Kadambathur POLICE personnel-Preliminary enquiry conducted by the Revenue Divisional Officer, Thiruvallur-Report- Regarding. 24 Letter Law and ORDER - enquiry under PSO 96. , 144(3) and 145-Delay in issuance of H& FW dated Forensic Report- instructions -Issued. 25 Letter Public Servant- POLICE department- 98. Taking of departmental action in 1, dated pursuance of PSO 145 enquiry . 26 Letter , Law and ORDER -Custodial crimes- 100. Public (Law and ORDER Enquiries under PSO 145-Further A) dated guidelines-Issued. 27 Extract of PSO 75. For information 103. 124 Judl., 20, 1927. 28 Inquest Report For reference 105. Format. 7. Sl. Authority Subject Page No. No. 29 Act III of 1869. (Passed by For information and 107. the Governor of Fort St. implementation George in Council). Received the assent of the Governor on the 9th March, 1869, and of the Governor General on the 23rd April 1869 and takes effect from the 1st June, 1869.
8 An Act to empower Revenue officers to summon persons to attend at their Cutcherrie for the settlement of matters connected with Revenue Administration. 30 Madras Revenue Enquiries For information and 110. Act, 1893 (Madras Act V of implementation 1893). ( Passed by the Governor of Fort. St. George in Council). Received the assent of His Excellency the Governor on the 8th April and of His Excellency the Governor-General on the 25th August, 1893, the Governor General's assent was first published in the Fort St. George Gazette of the 10th October 1893. An Act for facilitating enquiries into matters connected with the administration of the Revenue and into the conduct of Public Servants. 8. Sl. Authority Subject Page No. No. 31 Extracts of PSO 150,151 & For information and 112. 152 implementation 32 Letter Letter to all Chief Secretaries 121. 9314 December, 1993 on the reporting of custodial deaths/rapes within 24 hours 33 Letter & O- Law and ORDER National 123.
9 A/1993-1, dated Human Rights Commission . Furnishing report to the Secretary General of Commission on custodial crimes/rapes within 24 hours - Regarding. 34 Post-mortem examination in 125. Dated the respect of deaths in POLICE custody and in Jails video filming of Postmortem examination Orders issued 35 Letter Letter to all Chief Secretaries 127. LD/NHRC, Dated the clarifying that not only deaths June 21, 1995 in POLICE custody but also deaths in judicial custody be reported 36 Letter , Concerned authority (s) in your 128. Dated the State/Union Territory may be 16thOctober,1997 given appropriate instructions so as to ensure that henceforth the report of the incident of custodial deaths is sent to the Commission in the enclosed format. 37 Letter , Law and ORDER National 130. Dated Human Rights Commission . Furnishing report to the Secretary General of the Commission on custodial crimes/rapes within 24 hours . Further instructions Issued - Regarding 9.
10 Sl. Authority Subject Page No. No. 38 Ms. No. 91 Post Mortem Report Form 132. Dated Adoption of Model Autopsy forms and change of inquest procedure in death in custody cases Orders issued. a) Model Post Mortem 134. Report Form b) Case Particulars 135. c) Schedule of 136. Observations i) General 137. ii) External Injuries: 137-139. iii) Specimen Collected 130-140. & Handed Over (Please tick). d) Appendix A' instructions to be followed 141-143. carefully for detention of torture 39 , Postmortem examination in 144. dated: respect of deaths in POLICE custody and in Jails Video filming of postmortem examination Orders . Amendment Issued 10. 40 Letter from NHRC, Letter to Chief Ministers / 147. Dated2nd December, 2003 Administrators of all States/. Union Territories regarding the modified procedure to be followed in cases of deaths in POLICE encounters 41 Letter National Human Rights 151. 2004 2, Dated : Commission Complaint on Human Rights Violations.