J&K custodial death: 2 cops sent to police remand

Last Updated: Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 23:39

Srinagar: Two policemen, arrested in
connection with the custodial death of a youth in Sopore town
in north Kashmir`s Baramulla district, were on Sunday sent to
five-day police remand by a local court.

Judicial magistrate Manzoor Ahmad Khan sent constables
Nissar Ahmad and Mohammad Abbas to police remand till August
12 following an application moved by the Special Investigation
Team (SIT).

The two policemen were arrested by the SIT last evening
in connection with the death of 28-year-old Nazim Rashid alias
Anjum in police custody on July 31.

The arrested personnel, along with a sub-inspector, had
been suspended soon after the death of Rashid.

A resident of Krankshiven locality in Sopore, Rashid
died in custody of Special Operations Group (SOG) after he was
picked up last week for questioning in a case.

A medical board was constituted by the district
magistrate of Baramulla while an autopsy was conducted on the
youth`s body. A murder case under section 302 of IPC was
registered.

This was the first custodial death in Kashmir since
2009.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, while describing the
incident as a gross human rights violation, had promised swift
action against the guilty.

Omar had said he expected police to set an example of
those involved in the death of the youth so that incidents
like these do not recur.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 23:39

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