The affidavit was filed on a PIL by Ossie Fernandes

TN auto drivers custodial death police inquiry finds inspector guilty of excessesImage By Milei.vencel/ Wiki Commons
news Crime Monday, March 14, 2016 - 20:01

Over two years after an autorickshaw driver was allegedly tortured to death in police custody, the Madras High Court has been told that a departmental inquiry has proved that the inspector violated law and indulged in excesses.

Police in Nagapattinam stated in an affidivit before the first bench, comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M M Sundresh, last week that the departmental inquiry had proved that inspector N S Rajendran was guilty of delinquency.

It said the matter had been sent to the DIG on February 25 for the competent authority to pass final orders.

The affidavit was filed on a PIL by Ossie Fernandes, Co-convener, 'Campaign for Custodial Justice and Abolition of Torture' which had sought an impartial and detailed enquiry by a retired District Judge into the death of Suresh within a stipulated time and Rs 10 lakh compensation to his family.

The state government had informed the court on July 28 2015 that sanction orders had been issued and the compensation would be handed over to the victim's kin in a week.

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