J&K: Magisterial probe in undertrial`s death
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Last Updated: Friday, August 19, 2011, 15:19
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered a magisterial probe into the death of an undertrial in the Joint Interrogation Centre in Jammu and suspended two policemen in this connection.

"We have ordered a magisterial probe into the suicide of undertrial in the JIC," Jammu District Development Commissioner Sanjeev Verma said today.

Assistant Commissioner Revenue A Singh will conduct the probe into the case and will submit the report to the government, he said.

Police has also suspended two policemen - Kuldeep Singh and Qadir Hussain in connection with the case.

Surfu Ram, an alleged smuggler, who was brought to JIC for interrogation in connection with a case of unlawful activity on August 12, allegedly hanged himself from a window of a lockup at JIC at Miran Sahib area of Jammu district yesterday, Superintendent of Police (SP), CID, CI, Joginder Singh said.

He was immediately rushed to a hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.

After post mortem, the body was handed over to his family, who refused to cremate it.

Preetu Devi, victim's wife, Anjel, his daughter, alleged a foul play in the case and said that Sarju was murdered.

They said that the victim had taken names of several policemen.

However, the police forcibly took the body to his home town in Khour and said that it will be cremated today.


First Published: Friday, August 19, 2011, 15:18

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