Custodial death case against policemen transferred
A district judge today transferred a 17-year-old custodial death case involving five police personnel to a Sessions Judge who was hearing it prior to it being moved to another court on a plea of the accused.
New Delhi: A district judge today transferred
a 17-year-old custodial death case involving five police
personnel to a Sessions Judge who was hearing it prior to it
being moved to another court on a plea of the accused.
District Judge G P Mittal allowed an application filed by
the accused stating that the matter should be heard by the
judge who had heard the final arguments in the case for the
past two years.
The application seeking transfer of the case was filed as
Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) K S Mohi, who was hearing the
matter, was transferred to Patiala House court and his place
was taken over by Additional Sessions Judge R K Gauba.
It was also pleaded on behalf of the accused that ASJ
Mohi was also preparing the judgement in the matter.
The District Judge directed all the accused to appear
before the court of ASJ Mohi on June five, allowing their
CBI had registered an FIR against five persons -- ASI
Chaman Lal, Head Constable Ramesh Chand and Constables
Surinder Singh, Suresh Kumar and Devender Singh on November
The probe agency alleged the accused police personnel
posted at Patel Nagar police station had picked up Madan Lal
on suspicion of theft. Lal was allegedly tortured inside the
police station, leading to his death.
CBI filed the chargesheet against the accused policemen
under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder)
and 201 (destruction of the evidence).