A police constable needed in reference to the case of custodial torture and homicide of a father-son duo in Tuticorin, was arrested on Friday, police stated.
The constable, Muthuraj, who had managed to evade arrest for a few days was “secured” close to Vilathikulam and he was dropped at Tuticorin and handed over to CB-CID authorities, a police official stated.
“We secured him at Poosanur off Vilathikulam. We zeroed in on him on the premise of some inputs,” he informed PTI.
With Muthuraj’s arrest, the variety of police personnel arrested within the case has gone as much as 5.
A senior CB-CID official confirmed the arrest and stated after questioning him, he could be produced earlier than a courtroom tomorrow for remand.
Earlier within the day, the CB-CID official scotched hypothesis that Muthuraj, has “come ahead to be an approver” on this case.
The official stated that the declare was not true including efforts had been on to arrest him.
“We are going to arrest Muthuraj quickly,” he had stated.
Whereas a sub inspector, Raghu Ganesh was arrested late Wednesday, three others, together with inspector Sridhar had been arrested on Thursday and all of them had been remanded to judicial custody by a courtroom.
Jeyaraj and his son Beniks had been arrested on June 19 for alleged violation of prohibitory orders in power attributable to COVID-19 lockdown by protecting their cell phone store at Sathankulam in Tuticorin district past the allowed time.
After being remanded to judicial custody by a Justice of the Peace subsequent day, the 2 had been lodged within the Kovilpatti sub-jail.
They had been admitted to a authorities hospital in Kovilpatti by jail authorities on June 22 and died within the area of some hours.
Their household has alleged that the 2 had been severely overwhelmed up within the police station, which was later corroborated by a lady head constable who informed a magisterial probe that the opposite personnel saved thrashing the daddy and son all through the night time.
Within the backdrop of concern in opposition to their deaths following alleged police brutality, Chief Minister Okay Palaniswami had on June 28 introduced a CBI probe.
Nonetheless, pending the central company taking on the case, the Madras Excessive Courtroom directed the CB-CID to step in, fearing that proof might be tampered with or eliminated.