SI, two others convicted in illegal confinement, death case

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: Feb 27, 2015 22:54 IST

Three persons, including a sub-inspector in the Punjab police, have been convicted by a special court of the CBI in the illegal confinement case.

Special CBI judge Kanwaljeet Singh has reserved the orders for March 4.

The accused SI Gurmeet Singh is presently posted at the Abohar police station. Another two accused, identified as Ramesh Mahajan and Surinder Kumar, both brothers, and residents of Abohar, were also found guilty in the crime.

As per available information, the CBI on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana high court, registered the case on October 2, 2003, under several sections including culpable homicide not amounting to murder against the above three accused, for keeping a person named Sonu in illegal confinement.

During investigation, it came to the fore that both the brothers, along with accused SI registered a false case against Sonu, and mercilessly beat him up in the police custody, after they came to know about the victim's illicit relations with Ramesh's wife.

The condition of the victim deteriorated after police beating and he succumbed to injuries on October, 2002.

After that, some local NGOs filed a petition in the high court, which ordered a CBI inquiry into the case in 2003.

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