2 cops suspended for alleged custody death

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Sept 24: Two police personnel were suspended in connection with the alleged custodial killing of a youth in Sopore area of Baramulla district last week.
The policemen who have been suspended were “escorting him at the time of incident.”
Mohd Ahsaan (KAS), Additional District Magistrate Baramulla, has been appointed by the Deputy Commissioner Baramulla to conduct a Magisterial enquiry to ascertain the causes and circumstances leading to the death of the youth Irfan Ahmad Dar son of Mohammad Akbar Dar of Sidiq Colony, Sopore earlier this week.
The enquiry officer has been asked to submit his report within a period of 20 days.
There was a huge outcry in Sopore and even it is reported in the media that the deceased was picked up by Sopore police on September 15 and was therefore in their custody.
Police had said that Dar fled from the custody and “his body was recovered later”, the family has already rejected the claim, maintaining that the 23-year-old youth, a shopkeeper by profession, was killed in custody.