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.
Two CBI officials, part of the team investigating the alleged custodial death of two Sathankulam traders, tested positive for Covid-19.
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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.
A team of seven CBI officials, headed by Additional SP Vijay Kumar Shukla, began its investigation of the case on July 10
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.
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
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
The Friends of Police are volunteers who support police officers in every jurisdiction across the state
Five police personnel, including an inspector, were arrested in connection with the alleged custodial torture of the duo at Sathankulam police station
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
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.
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.
Investigation is on all angles & statements from more than 10 witnesses collected, says IG
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.
Kin of custodial death victims thank judiciary, government & CB-CID for swift action