A District and Session court in Lower Assam’s Nalbari has sentenced seven years imprisonment to three police men in connection with the custodial death of grocery store owner in 2002.
Three accused in the case–Sub Inspector Iman Ali, Constable Hemanta Kalita and Homeguard Mohammad Ali–have been sentenced to undergo seven years imprisonment each for killing grocery store owner Akan Sharma in Ghograpar police station. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on all the given accused.
Nalbari District and Session Judge Chelina Begum on Wednesday held three policemen responsible for the murder.
According to the prosecution, police on January 12 in 2002 arrested Akan, who hailed from Borajol village under Ghograpar police station in Nalbari district in a SK oil theft case and he was found dead in the police station on January 13.
Akan’s wife Labanya Debi filed a case (no-43/08) in Nalbari District and Session Judge Court following the incident.
Earlier in June this year, a local court sentenced an SP to two years in jail and fined him Rs 50,000 for torturing a murder accused in custody.
The court of chief judicial magistrate, Kamrup, found Goalpara SP Amitava Sinha guilty of torturing Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Jammu, who was arrested in connection with the murder of Guwahati-based businessman Ajit Singh.
A contract killer named Omkar Singh Nalwa was said to have shot Ajit Singh, 45, dead on November 29, 2012. A case was registered at the city’s Basistha police station. Sinha was the Additional SP (Crime) at that time. He was, however, later granted bail.