Sathankulam custodial deaths

Setback to Sathankulam custodial deaths probe as two more accused test positive for COVID-19

The latest victims of the infection were two head constables (Muthuraja and Murugan). One another accused in the case had tested positive on July 24.

published on : 28th July 2020

Sathankulam custodial deaths: 2 CBI officials probing case test positive

Two CBI officials, part of the team investigating the alleged custodial death of two Sathankulam traders, tested positive for Covid-19. 

published on : 23rd July 2020

Tuticorin custodial deaths: SC rejects PIL to restrain Tamil Nadu CM from holding charge of home ministry

Lawyer A Rajarajan, in the PIL, had alleged that the Chief Minister made a "public statement" on June 24 saying that the victims died of illness.

published on : 16th July 2020

CBI gets custody of five cops arrested in Sathankulam custodial deaths case

A team of seven CBI officials, headed by Additional SP Vijay Kumar Shukla, began its investigation of the case on July 10

published on : 14th July 2020

CBI team arrives at Sathankulam

The sleuths include Inspectors Anurag Sinha and Puram Kumar, Sub-Inspectors Sheel Kumar Verma and Sachin, Constables Ajay Kumar, Sailendra Kumar and Pavan Kumar Tripathi.

published on : 11th July 2020

Sathankulam effect: No arrests after dusk in Vellore region, says DIG N Kamini

Moreover, to bring in greater accountability and transparency, police personnel up to the rank of inspectors have been advised to maintain a ‘pocket notebook’ recording their daily routine

published on : 10th July 2020

Sathankulam custodial deaths: 2 of the 5 cops arrested fall 'ill', admitted to hospital

The two other accused -- special sub inspector Pauldurai and constable Thomas Francis -- were admitted to Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital citing diabetes and high blood pressure respectively

published on : 9th July 2020

Friends of Police barred in Tamil Nadu over alleged role in Sathankulam custodial deaths

The Friends of Police are volunteers who support police officers in every jurisdiction across the state

published on : 8th July 2020

Sathankulam custodial deaths: CBI team proceeds to Kovilpatti to launch probe

Five police personnel, including an inspector, were arrested in connection with the alleged custodial torture of the duo at Sathankulam police station

published on : 8th July 2020

Sathankulam custodial deaths: TN human rights panel queries cops over role of Friends of Police

The commission issued the notice based on a petition filed by an advocate from Thoothukudi on the alleged involvement of FOP members in the custodial deaths at Sathankulam

published on : 7th July 2020

Sathankulam custodial deaths effect: Puducherry police told to follow SC guidelines on arrests

The arrest in cognizable cases could be considered justified in grave offences like murder, dacoity, robbery, rape and others, as well as in cases where the suspect is a habitual offender.

published on : 6th July 2020

Sathankulam custodial deaths: Friends of Police involved had no authorised IDs

The Friends of Police volunteers allegedly involved in the custodial death of the father-son duo did not have authorised identity cards, if sources are to be believed.

published on : 6th July 2020

Sathankulam custodial deaths: CB-CID plans to take custody of five accused

Investigation is on all angles & statements from more than 10 witnesses collected, says IG 

published on : 5th July 2020

Sathankulam custodial deaths: Man tortured by Sub Inspector Raghu suffered brain damage?

S Mahendran, the deceased, was allegedly tortured by sub inspector Raghu Ganesh, who is now an accused in the custodial torture and murder of father-son duo Jeyaraj and Beniks.

published on : 4th July 2020

Sathankulam custodial deaths: Family, traders welcome arrests, court insists on counselling

Kin of custodial death victims thank judiciary, government & CB-CID for swift action 

published on : 3rd July 2020
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