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New Delhi: A total of 348 people have died in police custody and 5,221 in judicial custody in the country in the last three years, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

In a written reply, Union minister of state for home Nityanand Rai said Uttar Pradesh recorded 23 deaths in police custody and 1,295 in judicial custody from 2018 to 2020.

There were 34 deaths in police custody and 441 in judicial custody in Madhya Pradesh. Similarly, the figures were eight and 407, respectively, for West Bengal and 27 and 370, respectively, for Maharashtra during the said period, he said.

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