Cop’s Death In CBI Custody, Investigations Launched

SRINAGAR: The administration has announced that a magisterial inquiry was launched on Sunday into the death of a police officer in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, shortly after his arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation on charges of corruption.

Head Constable Mushtaq Ahmad, a resident of Billawar, it may be recalled here, was allegedly caught accepting a bribe of Rs 3000 at the women’s police station in Kathua on Saturday, just hours before his death.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Vishav Partap Singh has said that the magisterial probe into the officer’s death had been initiated on the orders of the deputy commissioner of Kathua, and the investigation would be concluded at the earliest.

Singh supervised the post-mortem examination of the officer’s body by a team of doctors at the Government Medical College hospital on Sunday, and the body was subsequently handed over to his family for last rites after completing necessary formalities.

The dead officials’s relatives and neighbours, including his wife and children, were also present and demanded the registration of an FIR against the CBI in connection with his death. The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Jammu-Samba-Kathua Range, Shakti Kumar Pathak, stated that the police have commenced inquest proceedings into the case, adding that the investigation is meant to reveal the truth and lead to justice.


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