Speed up investigation: Digbijoy JAC

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IMPHAL, April 3: The death of Thoudam Digbijoy Singh while in custody of Wangoi Police after his arrest in connection with an FIR No.18 (2)u/s 366/368 IPC on February 25 has compelled the JAC to appeal to the Judicial Magistrate First Class, Imphal to initiate speedy investigation in the incident.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West on March 6 had pressed to conduct an enquiry under Section 176 (1A)Cr.P.C, the Joint Action Committee stated in a press release. The JAC requested the concerned Judicial Magistrate to examine the deceased`s family members as well as witnesses of the police personnel stationed at the police station at the time of the incident. The committee also requested to examine the concerned doctor who performed the post-mortem examination over the dead body and to inform the family members to be present while the inquiry is held, it said.

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