Tamil Nadu custodial deaths: Murder charges added to FIRs in Jayaraj-Fenix case; sub-inspector arrested
CB-CID sources told PTI that sub-inspector Raghu Ganesh was arrested by the CB-CID officials, who took over the probe into the case which has triggered a nation-wide outrage.
Tuticorin: The CB-CID on Wednesday arrested a sub-inspector of police after it booked six people on murder charges in connection with the death of a father-son duo, allegedly thrashed at a police station in this southern district in Tamil Nadu.
The FIRs filed in the case were altered to include murder charges against two SIs — Raghu Ganesh and Balakrishnan — and as many constables and members of Friends of Police, CB-CID sources said.
The said Raghu Ganesh was arrested by the CB-CID officials, who took over the probe into the case which has triggered a nation-wide outrage.
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