Indore: Union social justice minister demands CBI probe

Indore: Union Social Justice and Empowerment minister Thawar Chand Ghelot here on Thursday demanded CBI inquiry into the custodial death of a Dalit youth, who was a suspect in a theft case.  “The state government should write a letter to Centre requesting for CBI probe into the custodial death of Sanju aka Sanjay,” Ghelot told reporters here.  Sanju was picked up by Gandhi Nagar police on suspicion in connection with two theft cases on Tuesday.

It was alleged that he was brutally beaten up in the custody. Her mother Nandibai had claimed that she was also made to sit in the police station till Sanju admitted the crime which he never did. “I haven’t heard of such type of treatment by police with a suspect in theft case. He was allegedly beaten to death just to confess a minor theft case. His mother was made to sit in police station till he confessed. This case needs to be investigated properly and the guilty should be brought to justice,” Ghelot said.

The minister said that Sanju was not a notorious criminal that he be given third degree treatment.  He demanded a case under Section 302 against policemen responsible for his death and formation of fast track court for the case.  The minister also said that Rs 50 lakh compensation should be given to the family of the deceased with permission from Election Commission.  Citing soaring crime graph, Ghelot lashed out at Congress-led state government for failing to check incidents of crime.  The minister also went to the house of Sanju and met his bereaved mother.

Murder case should be registered against cops: Sajjan Singh Verma
Senior Congress leader and PWD minister Sajjan Singh Verma condemned the custodial death of Dalit youth Sanju in Gandhi Nagar police station and said a case of murder should be registered against the police station incharge and cops present in the police station. “It is a shocking incident and I am surprised that a lady, the police station incharge, can be so cruel. We are talking to senior officials and will recommend strict action against the cops,” Verma told media persons.

Inspector Bais from Bhopal is new TI
Inspector Sanjay Bais from Bhopal has been transferred on Wednesday to Gandhi Nagar police station as incharge following the suspension of inspector Neeta Derwal in custodial death case. Derwal and four other policemen were suspended following the custodial death of Sanju of Rijhlay village and judicial enquiry is on into the case.

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