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Madras High Court Summons Tamil Nadu Cops Over Custody Deaths, Opens contempt Case
CBI to probe deaths of a father and son in police custody, says Chief Minister E Palaniswami
Madras High Court summons Tamil Nadu Cops Over Custody Deaths, Opens Contempt Case
New Delhi: The Madras High Court has summoned two police officers and a constable over the death in the custody of a man and his son arrested for keeping their shop open beyond permitted hours.
Additional Deputy Superintendent of Police D Kumar, Deputy Superintendent of Police C Prathapan, and the police constable Maharajan have been asked to appear at 10.30 am tomorrow.
The Madras High court has initiated a contempt case against the policemen based on the report of the Judicial Magistrate who has been accused them of trying to obstruct him while he was investigating the case.
According to the magistrate's report to the court constable, Maharajan said that "you cannot do anything against us".
Earlier the Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamisaid that the Tuticorin custodial death case will be transferred to CBI after obtaining proper permission from Madurai Bench of Madras High Court.
Palaniswami in a press conference in Salem said that "After getting the High Court’s permission, we will transfer Jayaraj-Bennix case to CBI".
The father-son duo died allegedly due to the police torture, which results in widespread outrage and has triggered across the country.
Jayaraj and his son Bennicks was arrested for allegedly violating lockdown during business hours of their cellphone shops, died at a hospital in Kovilpatti on June 23, as the relatives alleging that they were severely thrashed at the Sathankulam police station by the police personnel.