Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Photographs of Gang Members
This story in Daijiworld, a chatty and informative portal focusing on Karnataka's coastal districts brims with intrigue, mystery, and skullduggery about a plot to kidnap an advocate in Mangalore. What I found most interesting is the group photograph of those arrested. Their faces are masked as if they are about to be extraordinarily renditioned and they are squatting before their captors, who appear to be policemen in plain clothes. I wonder if there is any legal provision or rule that regulates such photographs, even in sensational criminal cases to preserve the integrity of the criminal justice proceedings that might follow?