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Henry Tiphagne of People's Watch said each of those who have not been transferred but put on a compulsory wait from Ambasamudram Sub Division are those who were engaged directly in "acts of torture against persons including minors" and further threatened victims and witnesses not to depose by offering them bribes.

"All directly engaged in offences u/s 120 B IPC 201 IPC besides other sections concerning acts of torture, SC/ST POA & JJ Act. How long will the DGP wait?" he asked.

Alleged custodial torture of people in police custody isn't new in Tamil Nadu with a slew of such cases reported in the past few years. A father-son duo died in 2020 due to injuries suffered from custodial torture by policemen.

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