SI of UP’s Muzaffarnagar suspended for using third-degree method

S-I of UP’s Muzaffarnagar suspended for using third-degree method

Muzaffarnagar: Applying a third-degree method to a distant relative of an accused has cost a sub-inspector (S-I) of police dead in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, official sources on Tuesday. S-I of Chhapar police R Rana has been suspended for his uncalled for action. Rana and his team went to Khampur to take into custody an accused, Zishan Ansari, in connection with an incident of cow slaughter.

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As Rana did not find the accused, he picked up a resident of the same village and a distant relative of Ansari, Farad Hakim who he gave a third-degree method at the police station. When a large number of villagers rushed to the police station and created a ruckus outside it, the police released Hakim. One of the villagers made a video clip of torture meted out to Hakim and posted it on social media. Senior superintendent ordered a probe into the case and found Rana guilty of using a third-degree method against Hakim. The S-I has been suspended after the inquiry, SSP Vineet Jaiswal said, adding a departmental inquiry into the case will be conducted against Rana.