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Kaushambi police under scanner for custodial death

A day after Government Railway Police Constable Ansar Ahmad died in Saini police lock-up,the role of the Kaushambi police has come under scanner.

Written by Vijay Pratap Singh | Allahabad | Published: June 28, 2010 5:29:56 am

A day after Government Railway Police (GRP) Constable Ansar Ahmad died in Saini police lock-up,the role of the Kaushambi police has come under scanner.

“Postmortem revealed that he died of injuries on his head and other parts of body,” said a senior official with the forensics department.

With he possibility of torture in custody being unravelled,the Kaushambi police has come in for sharp criticism.

On Sunday,hundreds of villagers of Meethepur kept Ahmad’s body on the road and blocked traffic for hours,demanding that an FIR be lodged against Inspector Raja Ram Singh,the four constables,the driver and the conductor of the UPSRTC bus.

“When the Saini police arrested my son,I was at home. I reached the police station only to find the inspector and other cops beating my son in full public view. My requests to the inspector went unheard,” said Mumtaz Ahmad,father of the deceased constable.

Kaushambi Superintendent of police Kripa Shankar Singh said he had not yet received the copy of the postmortem report.

“If the family members give me a complaint in writing,I will lodge an FIR against the accused,” said the SP.

Demanding action against the guilty,Ahmad’s wife Anisha said: “What would be the level of cruelty and harassment meted out to the common people at these police stations when the cops did not spare my husband,who was from the same department.”

Ahmad was posted in GRP Alambagh,Lucknow.

On Saturday morning,he came to his hometown in Kaushambi. As soon as he alighted from the UPSRTC bus,he had a scuffle with the bus conductor Vimal Shukla.

The conductor informed the Saini police and got an FIR lodged against Ahmad,alleging that the latter robbed him of the ticket money at gunpoint. The Saini police reached the house of Ahmad and arrested him. Ahmad was taken to a nearby hospital around 3.30 pm,where he was declared dead.

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