Former Punjab Police Inspector, Naurang Singh and three other dismissed cops were remanded to two days police custody by a local court here on Wednesday in an abduction-cum-murder case.
The four were produced before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Yukti Goel. Besides Naurang, the other three who were remanded to police custody included Jagjit Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Lakhwinder Singh, all former Head Constables, who were dismissed from services for their involvement in the case.
They had surrendered before the court of the CJM on Tuesday. Under orders from the court, they were formally arrested by the Civil Lines police. They were left with no other option but to surrender after their anticipatory bail applications were rejected by the District and Sessions court and the Punjab and Haryana high court.
The four were wanted by the police in the case related to the sensational abduction and murder of Bikramjit Singh, a convict lodged in the Amritsar Central Jail. He was kidnapped while undergoing treatment for a back problem at the Guru Nanak Dev hospital of the Government Medical College on May 5.
They had been dismissed from service on May 18 after an inquiry established their role in the kidnapping and murder of Bikramjit, whose dead body was recovered from Roopnagar a couple of days after his abduction. A case in this connection was registered at the Civil Lines police station under sections 302, 223 and 224 of the IPC.
Bikramjit, a resident of Algaon Kothi village in Tarn Taran district, alongwith four other relatives were undergoing 20--years imprisonment in a 2002 case involving the murder of six members of a rival group near Bhikiwind.
The victims family had alleged that the crime was carried out by their rival group from their native village and Naurang Singh assisted them in the crime.