CBI slammed for lax probe into Kerala custody death

Kochi, May 14 (IANS) A Kerala court Tuesday expressed its displeasure over the manner in which the CBI conducted a probe into the involvement of two Kerala Police officials in an alleged custody death.

The Ernakulam chief judicial magistrate, while hearing a plea filed by the brother of murder suspect and victim Sampath, criticised the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)for not conducting the probe in a scientific manner.

The probe was conducted against two policemen, including then deputy inspector general of police Vijay Sakhare.

The court told the CBI that their report was incomplete and asked them to conduct further investigation.

Sampath was arrested for allegedly murdering Sheela, an Indian Administrative Service official’s sister, in Palakkad March 23, 2010.

His family alleged he was tortured by police due to which he died a few days later.

The Kerala High Court ordered a CBI probe into the case on a plea filed by Sampath’s brother. The probe agency arrested some Kerala police officials after initiating the probe but later gave them a clean chit.

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