Magisterial inquiry initiated into policeman's death in J-K's Kathua

Updated: Mar 19 2023 5:07PM

Kathua/Jammu, Mar 19 (PTI) A magisterial inquiry was started on Sunday into the death of a policeman shortly after his arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation on graft charges in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, officials said.

Head Constable Mushtaq Ahmad, a resident of Billawar, was allegedly caught red-handed on Saturday while taking a bribe of Rs 3000 at women police station in Kathua, a few hours before his death. "On the directions of the deputy commissioner, Kathua, we have started the magisterial probe into the death of the policeman and will submit our report in the shortest possible time," Additional Deputy Commissioner, Vishav Partap Singh said.

Singh, who was tasked to conduct the magisterial inquiry, supervised the postmortem of the deceased by a board of doctors at the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital on Sunday.