Tuticorin (TN), July 4 (PTI): A training programme on
public relations was held here on Saturday for police Sub-
Inspectors in the district in the backdrop of the outrage over
the alleged custodial torture that led to the deaths of a
The programme, chaired by Deputy Inspector General of
Police Praveen Kumar and other senior district police
officials, also heard the grievances of SIs, police said here.
The police personnel were sensitised about the Supreme
Court directions governing arrests and handling the accused
They were also taken through the norms on maintaining
records in police stations.
The initiative assumes significance in the wake of the
deaths of businessmen Jeyaraj and his son Bennicks recently
following alleged torture in the Sathankulam police station.
They were arrested on June 19 for alleged violation of
prohibitory orders. Bennicks died on June 22 and and Jeyaraj
the next day at a hospital.
The deaths due to alleged police brutality led to nation-
While a CBI probe has been ordered by the government, the
Madras High Court had directed the CB-CID to handle the case
tillsuch time the central agency stepped in.
So far, five police personnel, including an inspector,
havebeen arrested in the case. PTI COR VGNAPR
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