The Hush Post|12:45pm| 1-min-read
Former Shimla Superintendent of Police DW Negi was granted bail on Thursday. Negi had been in jail since November last year.
Justice Sureshwar Thakur of the Himachal Pradesh High Court heard his bail plea. Negi was arrested in the Suraj custodial death connected with the Kotkhai rape case. The CBI had arrested Negi on November 16.
Former IG Zahoor Zaidi was granted bail a few days ago by the Supreme Court in the same case.
It may be recalled that Zaidi and former Shimla Superintendent of Police DW Negi, were arrested on charges of custodial death of Suraj Singh (one of the accused in the Kotkhai rape-murder).
Zaidi was head of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up to probe the case before the CBI took over.
Gudiya rape case
The HP police had arrested six persons related to the rape of a school girl who was returning home in the forests in Kotkhai area of Shimla district in July, 2017. One of the accused died in custody and a separate case was filed in which nine police personnel including IG Zahoor Zaidi, DW Negi then SP Shimla and DSP, Theog, were arrested.