KCF ultra found dead in police custody, family alleges torture
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Last Updated: Monday, March 14, 2011, 23:40
  
Amritsar: A dreaded terrorist of Sikh separatist outfit Khalisthan Commando Force outfit, died in police custody on Monday, a week after his arrest.

Relatives of KCF activist Sohan Singh alleged he died due to police torture, a charge denied by the police which said the cause of death would come out in autopsy report.

AIG of State Special Operation Cell of Punjab Police Manminder Singh claimed that Sohanjit Singh, a close associate of KCF founder Paramjit Singh Panjwar, committed suicide by hanging himself from ceiling fan with the help of a scarf.

The AIG said there was a chair in the room which was used by the deceased, a former army man, at the time of the suicide.

The official said that following a direction of the Session Judge, a first class Judicial magistrate would hold an inquiry to ascertain the circumstances and causes which forced Sohan to commit suicide.

Sohan Singh, carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh, was arrested on March 7 on a tip-off with one automatic Pistol 32 Bore along with magazine and five live cartridges.

Sohan Singh was wanted by the police in connection with the planting of RDX in a stranded car here last year but it was timely defused with the help of army experts in May last year.

Sohan Singh, who deserted the Army, was arrested under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, IPC in connection with the planting of RDX in the car, said AIG.

Before his arrest, Sohan was constantly in touch with the KCF chief Parmjit Singh Panjwar who is in Pakistan. Sohan had visited Pakistan as a Sikh devotee to revive terrorism in Punjab, said AIG.

PTI


First Published: Monday, March 14, 2011, 23:40


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