According to Rizwan’s family members, he was taken away by police from his home at Awantipora on Sunday night. On Tuesday morning, they said, they were informed of his death in custody. Late evening, police handed over Rizwan’s body to the family.
Abdul Gaffar, 40, of Lilong Usoipokpi, Thoubal district was allegedly picked up by a combined team of Manipur police commandos and 26th Assam Rifles personnel in the wee hour of Thursday from his residence.
The court was hearing an application moved by former special public prosecutor Dhiraj Mirajkar on February 8, seeking four policemen accused in the case be made to stand trial. The government had earlier refused to sanction prosecution of the officers.
As per the first information report (FIR), which is being investigated by the state criminal investigation department (CID), the Sangli city police had arrested Aniket Kothale and Amol Bhandare (23) for allegedly robbing an engineer.