Sathankulam cops produced before HC

Chennai: Police personnel who were arrested in connection with the Saathankulam custodial deaths of trader P Jeyaraj and his son J Beniks at Sathankulam in Tuticorin district during last year, were produced before the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court today.

It may be noted that the CBI had recently sought time before the Court to file a counter in the bail plea moved by two accused cops – head constable S Murugan and constable Muthuraj, who were arrested in connection with the case.

The earlier bail applications of Murugan and Muthuraj were dismissed by the Court last year on the ground that prima facie materials are available on record to show that these policemen played a vital role in the custodial torture.


NT Bureau