VELLORE: A special team attached to the CB-CID that is probing the case of Shameel Ahmed, who died allegedly due to injuries sustained during an illegal detention, launched a dragnet for Inspector C Martin Premraj, who was under suspension.
Sources said that the special team is on the hunt for the Inspector, who is the prime accused in the case of Shameel Ahmed.
The then inspector of Pallikonda, Premraj, allegedly kept Ahmed, who was handed over by his family in connection with a woman missing case, was kept under illegal custody for four days from June 15 to June 19 and beaten up badly.
Ahmed died on June 26 at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai. His death resulted in a major law and order problem.
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The CB-CID, after conducting enquiries with the family members of Ahmed and police personnel attached to Pallikonda station, had summoned Premraj twice to appear for an inquiry.
“After he (Premraj) failed to turn up for the police inquiry on Thursday last, the team launched a manhunt for him,” said the police official.
Despite the CB-CID serving a summon to Premaj’s mother on Tuesday last at their native place in Villupuram district, directing Premraj to appear for the inquiry, but he did not turn up for the inquiry.
Premraj went on medical leave from June 27. Since then, he remains elusive.