Seven Ghaziabad policemen suspended for custodial death (Lead)

December 14th, 2008 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Seven policemen in Ghaziabad, including two sub-inspectors, were suspended Sunday after a first information report (FIR) was lodged against them for the death of an innocent person in police custody.Deputy Superintendent of Police Charan Pal Singh lodged a complaint at the Kavi Nagar police station that legal action should be initiated against the police officers who had picked up for questioning suspect Yogesh Tyagi who died during interrogation.

Station Officers Pramod Kumar and Avinash Gautam were among the policemen suspended after a criminal case was registered against them.

Police driver Ram Niwas and constables Surendra, Krishna Pal, Jogendra and Nitendra were also suspended.

After Tyagi’s custodial death, tension erupted in some parts of Ghaziabad. A huge crowd staged a sit-in at the Kavi Nagar police station, demanding stern action and legal action against the erring policemen.

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