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Why is police still parading the accused before the media?

Telangana Police is still parading the accused before the media even after DGP M Mahendar Reddy has directed the police not to do so almost a month ago.

Supreme Court way back in August 2014 has asked all security agencies to stop parading the accused before the media as it is an affront to the person and dignity of the accused who is presumed innocent until convicted of the crime. A then three-judge Bench led by then Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha said agencies should also stop giving media briefings immediately after the arrest of a suspect, as what is said by investigating officers in press conferences prejudices the person even before he is charged of the crime.