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Court orders fresh probe into Sampath case

Court orders fresh probe into Sampath case

Kochi: Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate Court has ordered re-investigation into the custodial death of Sampath.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate, while hearing a plea filed by the brother of murder suspect and victim Sampath, criticised the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for not conducting the probe in a scientific manner.

The court expressed its displeasure over the manner in which the CBI conducted a probe into the involvement of two Kerala Police officials in an alleged custody death.

The probe was conducted against two policemen, including then deputy inspector general of police Vijay Sakhare.

Sampath was arrested for allegedly murdering Sheela, an Indian Administrative Service official's sister, in Palakkad March 23, 2010.

His family alleged he was tortured by police due to which he died a few days later.

The Kerala High Court ordered a CBI probe into the case on a plea filed by Sampath's brother. The probe agency had arrested some Kerala police officials after initiating the probe but later gave them a clean chit.

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