CBI ARRESTS A SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH IN AN ON-GOING INVESTIGATION OF A CUSTODIAL DEATH CASE

Press Release
New Delhi, 16.11.2017

The Central Bureau of Investigation has today arrested then Superintendent of Police, posted at Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) in an on-going investigation of a case relating to custodial death of accused Suraj Singh.

The arrested accused was produced today in the Competent Court at Shimla and remanded policy custody till 20.11.2017.

CBI had registered two cases on the orders dated 19.07.2017 of Hon’ble High Court of Himachal Pradesh, in CWPIL No.88 of 2017 and taken over the investigation of FIR No. 97 of 2017 dated 06.07.2017, under Sections 302, 376 of IPC & Section 4 of POCSO Act registered earlier at Police Station, Kotkhai, District Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) relating to rape & murder of a minor girl and another FIR No. 101 of 2017 dated 19.07.2017 U/s 302 of IPC earlier registered at Police Station, Kotkhai, District Shimla relating to custodial death of one of the accused arrested by Local Police in connection with investigation of said FIR No. 97 of 2017. The Himachal Pradesh Police had earlier arrested six accused in this case. Out of these one had died under alleged mysterious circumstances in police custody for which separate FIR No. 101/2017 was registered by local police.

After taking over the investigation, CBI had arrested eight Police officials of Himachal Pradesh including then Inspector General of Police, Southern Range; then DSP (SDOP), Theog; a Sub-Inspector & then SHO, Kotkhai; an ASI; three Head Constables and one Constable, all working in Himachal Pradesh on 29.08.2017 in a case relating to custodial death of accused Suraj Singh.. All the said arrested accused are presently in Judicial Custody.

Investigation is continuing.


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