'Custodial death': 5 cops suspended

'Custodial death': 5 cops suspended

Five police personnel were suspended over the custodial death of Irfan, here on Saturday.

 The suspended officers are Sub-inspector Sandeep, head constable Basavaraj, constables Praveen Patil, Imran and Krishnappa of Kote police station. Irfan, 27, a resident of Azad Nagar, was taken into police custody over a theft case on March 23. It is said he died on his way to the hospital same day. The incident had triggered protests by relatives. 

SP Raman Gupta has constituted a high-level committee to investigate the cause of death and ordered suspension of the five police personnel who were on duty on March 23.

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