The Madras High Court has said that based on the postmortem report of a father-son duo, alleged victims of police torture, there is prima-facie evidence to register an FIR against Sathankulam cops.
The High Court on Tuesday said that there were several injuries found on the bodies of the two men and that can be taken as prima facie for filing charges.
The post mortem reports of of Jayaraj and Bennix were submitted before the court on Tuesday, following which the HC bench said that there are grounds for registering a case against the police officials involved.
Madurai Bench of Madras High Court asks Tirunelveli IG if it will be possible to take up the case until it is handed over to CBI. Postmortem report presented before the court. Judges say that there are grounds for registering a case against the police officials. https://t.co/thDPGyHJKG
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The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court also asked Tirunelveli IG if it will be possible to take up the case until it is handed over to CBI.
The three police officers, who are facing contempt of court, have been given four weeks by the Madras High Court to provide an explanation.
(This is a breaking story. More details awaited)