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JK govt sets up SIT in murder case of MLC`s son

Last Updated: Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 18:16

Jammu: A special investigation team was on Sunday constituted to probe the role of suspended police personnel in the case of murder of the son of a former National Conference legislator.

The order in this regard was issued by Inspector General of Police, Jammu Zone, Ashok Gupta after 6 police officials, including an SSP, were suspended after allegations that the police team had taken money and tempered with the evidence to save the son of a businessman who was involved in the case.

FIR under Section 201 (destruction of evidence) of Ranbir
Panel code (RPC) had been registered against the suspended
police officers-- SSP Manohar Singh, SP city (South) Mumtaz
Ahmed, Sub Divisional Police officer (SDPO) Jaswant Singh
Katock, Station House Officer (SHO), Gandhi Nagar, Sultan
Mirza, Investigating officer (IO) and Forensic Science
Laboratory (FSL) official, police said.

Amandeep Singh was shot at allegedly by Jatinder Singh,
son of an influential businessman, and Royal in Shastri Nagar
area on August 29 and died at a New Delhi hospital on August

"We have received the order and will start investigation
in a day or two," an officer associated with SIT told reporters.

The SIT will be headed by Superintendent of Police (SP),
Ramban, Mubassir Latiffi and other members include Deputy
Director Prosecution Onkar Singh, Deputy Superintendent of
Police (DSP), Armed Police, Abdul Rouf lone and DSP, Criminal
Investigation Department (CID), H S Gill, he said.

The case would be directly supervised and monitored by
DIG, Jammu-Kathua range, Farooq Khan.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 18:16
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