The Bihar police chief has ordered the arrest of two sub-inspectors charged with the killing of a 21-year-old in a fake encounter in Samastipur district five years ago, official sources said on Sunday.
Director General of Police Ashish Ranjan Sinha issued the order on Saturday after the additional director general of CID Yashwant Malhotra, who was asked to inquire into the case, submitted his report against the two sub-inspectors Kaisar Alam and Uttam Singh.
Malhotra was entrusted with the task of holding the inquiry into the allegation after the youth's family petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
Official sources said the youth Mohammed Gurfan was picked up from a cinema hall at Hajipur in Vaishali district on February 5, 2002 and taken to Tajpur in Samastipur district where he was killed in "a stage-managed encounter".
Gurfan's father had also petitioned the court of Samastipur Chief Judicial Magistrate on February 7, 2002.
Alam is currently officer in-charge of Maner (Patna), Singh is officer in-charge of Pandaul police station in Madhubani district.