People’s Vigilance Committee for Human Rights and another vs. State of U.P. & Ors. Criminal Writ PIL No. 13160 of 2012
The High Court of Allahabad The petition was filed after a prisoner died in custody due to medical negligence. An amount of compensation was prayed for in the petition on behalfof the wife of the prisoner, as well as to ensure proper, effective and timely treatment of prisoners suffering from diseases. While the petition has been disposed of on the point of compensation, the petition is being heard on the improvement of medical facilities in the prisons.