An SIT team investigating the murder of the son of a former National Conference legislator on Wednesday interrogated several police officers, who were suspended in connection with the alleged tampering of evidence.
"The SIT has begun probe officially. They have quizzed several suspended police officers, their personal security officers (SPOs), family of the victim and also studied the record of the case," police officials said.
The state government had constituted a five-member SIT team headed by Deputy Inspector General (DIG-Jammu-Kathua) Farooq Khan to probe the murder of Amandeep Singh, son of Depinder Kour and the role of suspended police personnel in the case of tampering of evidence (change of weapon of crime).
The team was set up after six police officials, including an SSP, were suspended over allegations that police had accepted bribe and tampered with the evidence to save the son of a businessman, who was allegedly involved in the case.
DySP Jaswant Singh Katock was one of the officers summoned for interrogation on Wednesday. However, SSP Manohar Singh and SP Mumtaz Ahmed are yet to be quizzed, they said.
Amandeep was allegedly shot dead by Royal Singh and Jatinder Singh alias Raja, son of influential contractor Choudhary Nagar Singh on August 29 at Shastri Nagar area in the city.