West Bengal Court Sentences Officer-in-charge, Police Station To Undergo Five Years Rigorous Imprisonment In A Suicide Case

Purulia: The ADJ, Purulia (West Bengal) has sentenced Shri Ashok Kumar Roy, then Officer-in-charge, Police Station, Barabazar, Purulia (West Bengal) to undergo five years Rigorous Imprisonment in a suicide case.

CBI had registered a case in compliance of the orders dated 06.07.1998 of Calcutta High Court and had taken over the FIR No. 5/98 dated 27.02.1998, earlier registered at Police Station Barabazar, Purulia.

It was alleged that Shri Budhan Sabar committed suicide on 16.02.1998 in the Cell Block of Purulia District Jail as a result of brutal torture meted out to him by Shri Ashok Kumar Roy, the then In-charge, Police Station Barabazar, Purulia during his Police Custody.

After thorough investigation, CBI filed a chargesheet against the accused on 19.02.2001. Charges were framed against him on 22.09.2003.

During the course of trial, prosecution examined 46 Prosecution Witnesses and 75 Exhibits were taken on record by the Court.

The Trial Court found the said accused guilty and convicted him.



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