High court has taken over matter suo moto Sathankulam custodial father son twin death case and handed it over to CB-CID by Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday.
Since then so far CB-CID have arrested five cops working in Sathankulam police station in Tuticorin district for the murder of P. Jeyaraj and his son J. Bennicks
The five arrested policemen are includes Inspector Sridhar, Sub-Inspectors Balakrishnan and Raghu Ganesh, Head Constable Murugan and Constable Muthuraj.
CB-CID officials led by Kumar conducted enquiries with the family members of the deceased, besides in the locality where the duo ran their cellphone shop.
CB-CID sleuths also visited the Sathankulam police station, since brought under the Revenue department as directed by the High Court.
The CBCID also altered the first information report (FIR) registered on the death of Jeyaraj and Bennicks as a murder case from the earlier charge of suspicious death.
The FIRs filed in the case were altered to include murder charges (Section 302) against two SIs Raghu Ganesh and Balakrishnan as many constables and Friends of Police, CB-CID sources said. It should be noted Seva Bharathi is an arm of RSS also taken under the cover of Friends of Police .
Earlier Madras High Court had on Tuesday directed the investigating agency’s Tirunelveli DSP Anil Kumar to probe the case.
Tamilnadu ADMK party run CM Palanaisamy trolled in social media for his earlier taken supported stand with sattankulam police men and he said due to breathing problem and fever P. Jeyaraj and his son J. Bennicks died
P Jayaraj and his son Bennicks, arrested for ‘violating’ lockdown norms over business hours of their cellphone shop, died at a hospital in Kovilpatti on June 23, with the relatives alleging that they were severely thrashed at the Sathankulam police station by the personnel earlier.
The incident had triggered a nation-wide furore, leading to the suspension of five policemen, including an inspector and two Sub-Inspectors. The former SP is on compulsory wait.
The Madras High Court had directed a CB-CID probe into the matter although the state government wanted the case to be ransferred to the CBI.