TN govt transfers Tuticorin custodial death case to CBI

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Tuticorin [Tamil Nadu], June 30 (ANI): Tamil Nadu authorities on Monday issued an order to switch the case referring to the alleged custodial deaths of a father-son duo registered at Kovilpatti East Police Station to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

“The Governor of Tamil Nadu has additionally accorded his consent to the extension of the powers and jurisdiction of members of the Delhi Particular Police Institution in the entire of the State of Tamil Nadu to analyze the case,” the notification learn.
P Jayaraj (59) and his son J Benicks (31), had been arrested on June 19 and lodged in Kovilpatti sub-jail for maintaining their cell phone store within the Sathankulam major bazaar space open throughout a curfew imposed throughout coronavirus lockdown.
Jayaraju and Benicks had been admitted to the Kovilpatti authorities hospital on June 22. Whereas the son died on the identical evening, the daddy breathed his final on June 23 morning.
In response to studies, two senior Inspectors have been suspended whereas departmental motion can also be being taken towards two chief guards of the jail.
The demise of the duo had sparked protests throughout components of Tamil Nadu with many individuals taking to the streets to demand justice and the incident triggering outrage on social media. (ANI)

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