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Death in custody: Police file case against personnel

Ghaziabad SSP L Ravi Kumar has ordered an FIR against two Station Officers and five other police personnel in connection with the alleged custodial death of Yogesh Tyagi, reports Peeyush Khandelwal.

india Updated: Dec 14, 2008 23:26 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal

Ghaziabad Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) L Ravi Kumar has ordered an FIR against two Station Officers and five other police personnel in connection with the alleged custodial death of Yogesh Tyagi at Ghaziabad. The FIR was lodged after police interrogations in the murder case were headway.

According to police, Tyagi complained of chest pain and later died at a hospital while relatives alleged he was beaten to death. Post-mortem reports also remained inconclusive.

Kavinagar Station Officer Pramod Kumar and Vijaynagar Station Officer Avneesh Gautam have been charged under section 302 (murder) of the IPC in connection with Tyagi’s death.

Five other police personnel: Nitendra Vashisth, Krishna Kumar, Surender Singh, Jogendra Singh and Ram Niwas have also been booked under the same section, according to the FIR.

As per the SSP, action has been taken to maintain transparency in the investigation process in the case. According to directives given by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), it is mandatory to lodge an FIR in cases of custodial death. Apart from the FIRs lodged against the personnel, they have also been suspended and a departmental enquiry been initiated in the case.

The FIR was lodged at Kavinagar police station by Circle Officer II, C.P. Singh.

Tyagi died Friday after police allegedly picked him up for interrogation in connection with the murder of a Congress leader and an All India Congress Committee (AICC) member Pradeep Tyagi. Pradeep Tyagi was shot dead by three unidentified men at his Rajnagar residence on December 11.