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Shopian: no bail for accused cops

Four police officers arrested in connection with the rape and murder of two young women in south Kashmir’s Shopian town on May 30, will have to remain in judicial custody.

india Updated: Aug 07, 2009 01:39 IST
Rashid Ahmad

Four police officers arrested in connection with the rape and murder of two young women in south Kashmir’s Shopian town on May 30, will have to remain in judicial custody.

The District and Session’s Court of Shopian rejected their bail application on Thursday.

The four police suspended officers SP Javed Iqbal Mattoo, DSP Rohit Baskotra, Station House Officer Shafiq Ahmad and Sub Inspector Gazi Abdul Karim have been in judicial custody since July 30.

‘Custody’ death
People took to streets of Srinagar on Thursday over an alleged custody death. Police said Mehraj-ud-din Sheikh was found heavily drunk outside his house on Wednesday night and was taken to a hospital where he died. Sheikh’s relatives alleged he was taken into police custody and beaten to death.