CB-CID gets HC’s pat for Sathankulam probe

Madurai bench of Madras High Court

Chennai: The Tamilnadu police force, which came under severe criticism for the deaths of Sathankulam trader Jayaraj and his son Benix, was in for some relief today, after its elite investigation wing CB-CID was appreciated by the court for its probe in the case.

As the CB-CID filed murder case and arrested a bunch of police personnel, including Inspector Sridhar, the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court today said it is now hopeful of establishing justice in the case.

“The CB-CID’s actions has given us hope that the bereaved family would get justice,” the court said.

The Crime Branch CID (CB-CID) police arrested five suspended police personnel of Sathankulam police station, including the Inspector and two Sub-Inspectors (SI) in connection with the custodial deaths of a father-son duo after slapping murder charges against them.

The First Information Report (FIR) registered by the District police under Section 174 of CrPC (suspicious death) was altered as a murder case under Section 302 of the IPC by the CB-CID, which commenced its probe last evening following a High Court directive.


NT Bureau