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Five policemen including PI booked

Written by: Staff

Beed, Maharashtra, July 6 (UNI) Five policemen, including a police inspector, have been booked on charges of murder in connection with custodial death of an accused in the lock-up of Kaij police station in this district.

These policemen, booked yesterday, have been suspended with immediate effect since, CID registered offence against them at Kaij police station, Superintendent of Police, Beed, Santosh Rastogi said.

According to the details, 55-year-old accused - Ganesh Bhowale allegedly tried to commit suicide in police lock-up on June 18 and died during treatment at the Kaij government hospital on the next day.

The accused was booked under sections 395/397 of the IPC for dacoity. He was arrested by the Kaij police and was undergoing a police custody remanded by a local court in connection with the crime, when the incident occurred.

The Human Rights Movement (HRM) had condemned the incident and raised doubts over the suspicious death of the accused. The HRM also had demanded magisterial inquiry into the incident.

Taking a note of the death, CID Inspector Rajendra Deshmukh booked the five policemen u/s 302, 201, 324, 330 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). However, none of them have been arrested so far.

The five policemen included - Police Inspector N G Sheikh, Assistant Police Inspector M A Hani, Police-Sub-Inspector Dattatraya Kadam, and Police Constables - Shashikant Nanaware and Vitthal Deshmukh - respectively, police said.


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