UP govt imposes Rs 50,000 fine each on police officer, doctor

Last Updated: Friday, December 31, 2010 - 13:49

Muzaffarnagar: On directives of the National Human Right Commission cell in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 each on a police officer and a doctor of the district jail here in connection with custodial death of prisoner, officials said on Friday.

The rights body yesterday ordered the state government to conduct an inquiry against the then SHO of Titawi police station Subodh Kumar and jail doctor A Saxena for the
custodial death of Manoj Kumar two years ago, they said.

The commission also said that Rs one lakh should be provided to the family of the deceased, they said, adding Kumar of Barwala village, who was arrested in a theft case,
succumbed to his injuries in the jail. During magistratial inquiry both the officials were found guilty.

In separate case, the commission has asked the police to probe the alleged fake encounter of a youth Nitu Kail, who was killed in the district in 2004.

PTI



First Published: Friday, December 31, 2010 - 13:49

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