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Judicial probe ordered in death of undertrial

delhi Updated: Feb 02, 2009 13:21 IST
Vijaita Singh

A judicial probe has been ordered in the death of a property dealer arrested by south delhi police under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).

Jagdish Mann had already been arrested in October 2008 in a property related case and was lodged in Tihar jail. He was being taken to court for the MCOCA hearing on January 21, when he died due to a suspected case of “brain haemorrhage.” A judicial enquiry has been ordered into his death.

South district police had got approval from the joint commissioner of police to invoke MCOCA against the accused earlier this month, for encroaching upon properties of a Mumbai resident in Ghitorni in South Delhi.

A resident of Kishangarh, Mann owned a fleet of blueline buses. “He started as a blueline bus operator ten years ago. “Even then several cases of hurt and wrongful confinement were registered against him,” said a police officer.

For the past three years, Mann had started dabbling in property and he allegedly encroached vacant plots in Vasant Kunj and Mehrauli. “He and three associates prepared forged documents of vacant plots and then registered the properties in his name.”