The Hush Post: The former Shimla SP DW Negi, will be presented in the CBI court today after his police remand was extended by a day on Monday by the designated CBI court. The CBI was demanding a five-day police remand on which the hearing will take place today. Negi was arrested in the Suraj custodial death case on November 16. Negi was a member of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the Kotkhai minor rape and murder case and was arrested for custodial death of accused Suraj in Kotkhai on the night of July 18. The CBI had earlier arrested the head of SIT ZH Zaidi (IG), DSP Manoj Joshi, then SHO, Kotkhai, Rajender Singh, ASI Deep Chand Sharma, Head Constables Surat Singh, Mohan Lal and Rafiq Ali and constable Ranjit Singh on August 29 and Negi was the ninth member of the SIT to be arrested by the CBI.
In a related development, the court did not grant permission to the CBI for voice sample test of members of SIT as the lawyers of the accused were not present in the court. The court fixed the next hearing on November 23.
The High Court had handed over the Kotkhai minor rape and murder case and the subsequent custodial death case to CBI on July 19 after a public uproar. Both the cases are being monitored by the High Court which has directed the CBI to file the chargesheet in the custodial death case by November 30.