CID begins probe into Mysuru encounter

The officials of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Friday began their investigation into the killing of Sukhwinder Singh of Faridkot in Punjab after the police opened fire on him near Hinkal Ring Road on Thursday.

A four-member team of the CID which arrived in the city in the morning collected details about the incident. Singh was accused of involving himself in note exchange racket.

City Police Commissioner K T Balakrishna told DH that the DG&IGP Neelmani Raju had ordered a CID probe and the investigation will be done as per the Supreme Court and National Human Rights Commission guidelines.

The commissioner said that the city police were collecting details about the money exchange racket and about the two other accused who escaped during the shoot-out. Separate teams have been formed to nab other culprits, he said.

Vijayanagar Police Inspector B G Kumar opened fire Singh when the latter attacked the inspector himself, Assistant Sub-Inspector Venkatesh and Head Constable Veerabhadraswamy. However, two other accused escaped unhurt with the vehicle.

A team, led by Narisimharaja division ACP Mariyappa, questioned inspector Kumar and his informant in connection with the incident. The ACP also questioned the inspector, why he did not inform the matter to the higher officials, before conducting the raid.

The family members of Sukhwinder Singh have left Faridkot for Mysuru. The police commissioner said that postmortem will be done after the family members reach the city.

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