SI Remanded in Custodial Death Case
RAMANATHAPURAM: Judicial Magistrate Court II Judge Velusamy on Friday remanded to judicial custody till July 2 the sub-inspector Kalidas, who was booked under murder charges for custodial death.
Judge Velusamy remanded Kalidas after the CB-CID police filed a charge sheet in the custodial death case. SI Kalidas shot Syed Mohammed inside the SP Pattinam police station on November 14, 2014.
Kalidas had summoned Syed Mohammed from SP Pattinam for inquiry in connection with a petty quarrel case. During the inquiry, Kalidas fired three rounds at Mohammed when he allegedly attacked the SI with a knife.
The Magisterial inquiry was initiated to ascertain the cause of death under Section 176 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, following the procedure immediately after the incident. During the magisterial inquiry, Judge Velusamy booked the SI Kalidas under Section 302 of IPC.
Meanwhile, relatives of the victim staged a protest demanding a CB-CID inquiry. While the state government transferred the case to the CB-CID, the Ramanathapuram SP Mylvahanan issued orders to place SI Kalidas under suspension. The SP also transferred to Armed Reserve Police a few other police personnel who were on duty in the station. The State government also gave solatium of `5 lakh to victim’s family.