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32 jail officials booked over custodial death

Amritsar: A court here today ordered the registration of a criminal case against 32 officials of Amritsar Central Jail in connection with the custodial death of an inmate in 2013.

SHO Sukhjinder Singh said an FIR under different sections of IPC had been registered against 32 officials.

They were held responsible for the custodial death of the inmate Raju in the Amritsar Central jail here in 2013. He had died allegedly due to inhuman torture and lack of treatment inside the jail.

A court here had initiated inquiry following the directions of Punjab and Haryana High Court where the deceased’s mother had filed a writ petition against the accused jail officials.

The SHO said the 32 officials who were booked are yet to be arrested.