FORMER SHIMLA SP, NEGI ARRESTED BY CBI IN SURAJ CUSTODIAL DEATH CASE

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Shimla, The Hush Post: Two days after a high-level CBI team landed in Kotkhai, Shimla, in connection with Gudiya rape and murder case and a subsequent custodial killing of an accused in that case, the Central Bureau of Investigation today arrested DW Negi, then Superintendant of Police, Shimla. He was detained immediately after his interrogation at the Railway Board Bhavan, which houses the Shimla branch of the CBI. He has been arrested for the custodial death of Suraj, accused in the Gudiya rape and murder case. Suraj’s custodial death took place in Kotkhai police station.

Earlier, Negi was shifted as SP and was currently heading the special investigation wing of the Vigilance Bureau. He is said to be involved in registering a false case in the case pertaining to Suraj’s custodial death. Suraj was one of the six accused. After Suraj’s killing, Negi had said that Suraj was killed by one of the co-accused Raju following a brawl inside the jail.

Apart from Negi, eight more cops are also in jail including suspended IG Zahoor H Zaidi and DSP, Theog Manoj Joshi. They are currently lodged in Kanda Jail.

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