Sathankulam Custodial Deaths: Madras HC initiates contempt against 3 policemen, says fair enquiry difficult without transfer of police

Referring to an email from the Magistrate inquiring into the deaths, the Court observed that "the District Police... are doing everything within their command to prevent the Magistrate from proceeding with the enquiry."
Sathankulam Custodial Deaths: Madras HC initiates contempt against 3 policemen, says fair enquiry difficult without transfer of police
Chennai Police outside Madras High Court

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday initiated suo motu contempt proceedings against three police officers found to have obstructed the Magistrate from conducting his probe into the custodial deaths of Jeyaraj and his son, Bennix.

All three police officers have been ordered to present themselves before the Bench at 10.30 on Tuesday.

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