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Allahabad custodial deaths: 3 cops sacked

Station Officer of Ghoorpur police station Vinod Kumar Dubey and two constables — Hari Prashad Rai and Anil Singh — who were found prima facie guilty of beating two youths to death in custody in Allahabad were sacked on Thursday.

Written by Express News Service | Allahabad | Published: February 19, 2010 4:24 am

Station Officer of Ghoorpur police station Vinod Kumar Dubey and two constables — Hari Prashad Rai and Anil Singh — who were found prima facie guilty of beating two youths to death in custody in Allahabad were sacked on Thursday.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Brij Bhushan Sharma terminated the services of the three policemen and informed his seniors about the decision.

“The preliminary inquiry conducted by Superintendent of Police (Trans Yamuna) S N Nigam indicted the three policemen of beating up the four youths who were arrested in connection with opening fire at a constable. This was enough to initiate termination procedures against the accused,” the DIG said.

The police are yet to arrest the nine policemen,including Station Officer Dubey,against whom an FIR has been lodged under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code. They had been suspended earlier.

Four police teams have been sent to various locations to arrest them,Nigam added.

The CB-CID,meanwhile,has started a probe into the incident.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (CB-CID) A K Singh took over the case diary and other evidence connected with the case.

On Sunday evening,the police had arrested four youths — Sanjay Nishad (22),Ashok Nishad (30),Mukesh Nishad (32) and Devanand Goswami (27) — for looting a beer shop and opening fire on a constable.

After bringing the youths to the police station,the policemen started beating them up with rifle butts and batons which allegedly continued till next morning.

While Sanjay and Ashok died,the two other youths sustained grievous injuries.

When they fell unconscious,the police took them to the hospital,where Sanjay and Ashok were declared dead on arrival.

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