TEN YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT TO THREE DELHI POLICE OFFICIALS AND THREE YEARS RI TO SSO OF CFSL IN THE CASE OF CUSTODIAL DEATH OF SHRI GOPI RAM

Press Release
New Delhi , 30.08.2012

            The Additional Sessions Judge, Tis Hazari Courts, Delhi has sentenced two the then Sub Inspectors, Satish Kumar Kadain & Inder Singh Rana and the then Constable Ramesh Chand to undergo ten years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 25,000/-each and Kewal Kishan Arora, the then Senior Scientific Officer of Central Forensic Science Laboratory(CFSL),New Delhi to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 5,000/- in the custodial death case of Gopi Ram. The fine of Rs. 25,000/- each shall be paid by way of compensation to Smt. Kashmiri Devi, widow of the deceased.

 

            CBI registered a case relating to death of Gopi Ram in police custody on the directions of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India passed in Criminal Appeal No.280 of 1988 of Shri Sudesh Kumar. It was alleged in the FIR No- 336/86 dated 24.08.1986 of Delhi Police lodged by Shri Sudesh Kumar that while he was sleeping outside his house in the night, at about 10:45 p.m., two Sub Inspectors & two Constables of Police Station Patel Nagar, New Delhi came and started beating him. Hearing his shrieks, his maternal uncle Shri Gopi Ram came out and he was also beaten by the policemen. Both, Sudesh Kumar and Gopi Ram were taken to PS Patel Nagar, New Delhi where they were stripped and beaten by the policemen. Thereafter, they were taken to a Hospital and from there to another hospital. Sh. Gopi Ram succumbed to his injuries.

 

            Upon completion of the investigation, CBI filed a charge sheet against two Sub Inspectors, S.K. Kadain & Inder Singh Rana and two Constables, Jagmal Singh & Ramesh Chand and CFSL Expert Kewal Kishan Arora U/s 304, 323, 323, 342 r/w 34 of IPC & also U/s 218 of IPC against Kewal Kishan Arora on 16.9.1992. Shri Kewal Kishan Arora, CFSL Expert manipulated Chemical Analysis Report at the behest of vested interests. Accused Jagmal Singh had expired during the course of trial and the case against him was abated.

 

            The Trial Court found the accused persons guilty and convicted them.

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