No action after court orders cops’ suspension
The Bombay High Court had directed the suspension of four policemen with immediate effect last month for their alleged hand in the custodial death of a 22-year-old youth at Ghatkopar, reports Urvi Mahajani.mumbai Updated: Nov 12, 2009 00:50 IST
The Bombay High Court had directed the suspension of four policemen with immediate effect last month for their alleged hand in the custodial death of a 22-year-old youth at Ghatkopar.
The Supreme Court refused to stay their suspension. But the four still continue to be in service.
The SC has asked for the histopathology report, chemical analysis report, post-mortem report and other documents by December 14.
While refusing to stay the high court order, the SC said that it would consider staying the order after going through the documents, said Ravindra Adsure, public prosecutor for Maharashtra in SC.
The high court had suspended four policemen of the Ghatkopar police station — sub-inspector Sanjay Khedekar, head constable Raghunath Kolekar, police nayak Sayaji Thombre and an assistant sub-inspector — on October 26 after a petition by Altaf Sheikh’s mother Mehrunisa. Alleging that the police were responsible for her son’s death, she filed petition in the high court seeking action against policemen.
The high court had handed over the investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation. The policemen were to remain suspended till the CBI investigation was concluded.
Altaf was picked up on September 11 from his house. Later that day, he died in the hospital. He had with several injury marks on his body.
Commissioner of Police D. Sivanandhan refused to comment.