Muzaffarpur, March 15: A local court here today sent two policemen to judicial custody after they surrendered before it in connection with the alleged murder of a youth during a raid in 2002. A court of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) (West) S K Jha sent them to judicial custody after the policemen surrendered before it following their failure to get any relief from the Patna High Court in the matter.
At present, Mishra is posted as inspector in Madhubani while Nageshwar Rai is posted as officer-in-charge of Wajitpur Out Post in Darbhanga district.
Awadhesh Mishra and Nageshwar Rai, who were posted as SHO and ASI at Baruraj police station of the district respectively at the time of the incident in 2002, had raided the house of one Hem Narain Singh at Andaul village to interrogate his son Birendra Kumar in connection with a case.
The two policemen along with three to four constables had raided the house of Singh around 1 AM to catch his son, sources said, adding that the policemen asked him to open the door of his house failing which he would have to face dire consequences.
The youth was allegedly beaten to death by the two policemen. The deceased's father Hem Naraian Singh had lodged an FIR with Baruraj police station against the policemen in connection with the killing of his son.
Senior policemen did not corroborate the allegations against the two policemen. Aggrieved with the report of senior police officials who exonerated both the policemen of the charge, Singh, the deceased's father, moved the Patna High Court against the decision of the senior policeman.
The High Court asked the SSPs of Muzaffarpur and Darbhanga and SP of Madhubani to arrest both the policemen and produce them before the concerned local court by March 18. The two policemen challenged Singh's plea in the High Court which did not give them any relief and asked them to surrender before the local court.