Retired ACP gets death penalty
The death penalty was given to the ACP for torturing two persons to death in judicial custody nineteen years' ago.india Updated: Dec 16, 2006 03:37 IST
A Delhi court on Friday awarded death penalty to a former assistant commissioner of police for torturing two persons to death in judicial custody nineteen years' ago.
Terming the offence as "rarest of rare", Additional Sessions Judge Rajinder Kumar ordered that accused Rishi Prakash Tyagi be hanged till death.
The court found him guilty under sections 302 (murder), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.
The court also slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on Tyagi for causing death of Mahender Kumar and Ram Kumar in Vivek Vihar Police station in east Delhi in 1987.
First Published: Dec 15, 2006 15:49 IST