Tuticorin Custodial Deaths: Madras HC summons 3 Tamil Nadu cops, initiate contempt proceedings
The Madras High Court has summoned two Tamil Nadu police officers and a constable over the custodial deaths of a man and his son, who were arrested for keeping their mobile phone shop open beyond curfew hours. According to reports, the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court also initiated contempt proceedings against the accused policemen who allegedly prevented the Magistrate from enquiring.
The High Court has asked Deputy Superintendent of Police C Prathapan, Additional Deputy Superintendent of Police D Kumar, and police constable Maharajan to appear before it at 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 30.
The contempt proceedings against them were initiated after the Judicial Magistrate accused them of trying to obstruct the investigation into the custodial deaths of father and son duo.
The alleged custodial death of P Jeyaraj and his son J Bennix on June 19 in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin district triggered massive outrage against the state police in Tamil Nadu and the rest of the country.
The father-son duo was reportedly picked up by the cops under Sathankulam Police station's jurisdiction on June 19 for allegedly violating lockdown rules. They were brutally beaten to death allegedly by the Tamil Nadu police officiers.
Posted By: Shashikant Sharma