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Ex-SI remanded to judicial custody in Dara Singh encounter case

Last Updated: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 15:37

Jaipur: A retired Sub-Inspector of Rajasthan police, arrested by the CBI in connection with alleged fake encounter of criminal Dara Singh, was on Friday
remanded to judicial custody till June 7.

Munshi Lal, who was posted in the Special Operations Group (SOG) at the time of the alleged encounter in October 2006, was arrested yesterday for allgedly making forged entries in the official records after the encounter.

Lal was produced before the CBI court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate MK Singhal, who ordered judicial custody for him.

Lal is the sixth policeman to have been arrested by the CBI in connection with the case so far while two more officers -- additional DGP AK Jain and Addl SP Arshad Ali -- are still evading arrest.

Dara, a liquor mafia from Churu district, was killed in a police encounter in October 2006 in Jaipur.

Later, his widow Sushila alleged that the encounter was staged. On her plea, the Supreme Court had handed over the case to the CBI in April 2010.


First Published: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 15:37

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