Three police officers arrested in Amandeep murder case in Jammu



Jammu: The SIT, probing the murder of a former NC legislator's son, has arrested three police officers, including SSP Jammu Manohar Singh, now under suspension, in connection with the case.

Besides Singh, the two other officers arrested late Sunday night were SHO of Gandhi Nagar Police station Sultan Mirza and Sub-Inspector Satnam Singh, who was investigating officer in the case, police said here today.

The three were among the six police officers earlier suspended by the government for their alleged role in fudging the evidence and changing the weapon of offence.

The state government had constituted a five-member SIT team headed by DIG (Jammu-Kathua) Farooq Khan to probe the murder of Amandeep Singh, son of Depinder Kour and the role of suspended officers in the case of tampering of evidence.

The team was now looking for three persons -- businessman Choudhary Nagar Singh (father of the prime accused Jatinder Singh alias Raja), Ujjagar Singh and Rakesh Singh (both brothers of Nagar Singh), who had distributed a huge amount in cash and kind among police and FSL officials to tamper with the evidence and shield the accused, they said.

Police had earlier arrested J&K FSL ballistic expert Sarwar Hussain Bukhari and recovered Rs 3.10 lakh from him, which he had received from the relatives of the accused to tamper with the evidence, they said, adding two other FSL officials had also been taken into custody.

The police and FSL officials were arrested as their custodial interrogation was necessitated as entire suspicion on destruction of evidence hovered around them during questioning and cross examination, they said.

Bureau Report