Five policemen of Special Operation Group (SOG) have been arrested for allegedly killing a youth on the outskirts of Jammu district.
"Five cops of SOG have been arrested and a case of murder has been registered in connection with the death of a youth in firing in Domana belt of Jammu city yesterday," a senior police officer said on Monday.
Police fired on a youth identified as Tarseem Lal, involved in narcotics smuggling, when he tried to escape after his arrest in Domana belt resulting in his death, he said.
A case of murder was registered against the cops after Forest Minister and MLA of Domana Bali Bhagat visited the youth's family and promised them registration of a murder case against the accused policemen.
Bali spoke to Jammu and Kashmir DGP K Rajendra after which a case of murder was registered against the 5 policemen.