CBI to file charge sheet in youth's custodial death case
Mumbai: The CBI will tomorrow file a charge
sheet against four police officers for their alleged role in
the custodial death of a 22-year-old at a suburban police lock
up last year.
Four police officers from the suburban Ghatkopar police
station were booked after the death of Altaf Kadir Shaikh
inside the lock-up on September 11 last year. Altaf, a drug
addict and a history sheeter was detained by the police in
connection with a robbery case.
Following Altaf's death, the case was handed over to the
CBI in November last year after Altaf's mother Mehrunissa
approached the Bombay High Court alleging that her son was
died due to police torture.
However, the four police officials would not be charged
for murder, a senior CBI official said adding investigations
have revealed that Altaf died due to subarachnoid hemorrhage
caused due to over dose of drug.
The four police officials - police Sub Inspector Sanjay
Khedekar, Head Constable Raghunath Kolekar, Police Naik Sayaji
Thombre and V V Rane - would be charged with voluntarily
causing hurt to extort confession and destruction of evidence.