Five policemen arrested on charges of killing youth in Jammu

  • PTI, Jammu
  • Updated: Jun 22, 2015 20:57 IST

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.

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