Dara case: Arrested IPS officer hospitalised



Jaipur: Suspended IPS officer A K Jain, in CBI custody in Dara Singh fake encounter case, was on Thursday hospitalised after he complained of uneasiness and chest pain.

"Jain is a patient of hypertension and diabetes and we are examining the case," Dr S N Sharma, who is attending on him, said.

An IPS officer of 1978 batch, Jain had surrendered before the court here on February 27 and was under judicial custody since then.

He had complained of uneasiness and chest pain following which he was hospitalised, CBI sources said.

He was yesterday produced before a special CBI court where the magistrate remanded him in the agency's custody for 14 days.

59-year-old Jain was absconding since the CBI filed a charge sheet against him in June last year accusing him of masterminding the fake encounter of Singh when Jain was heading the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Rajasthan Police.

The alleged encounter took place in Ranjendra Prasad Nagar area on the outskirts of the city on October 23, 2006.

Dara Singh's widow had challenged the encounter as fake following which Supreme Court had ordered a CBI inquiry in the case.

PTI