October 24, 2017

SIT to investigate Seri Katand Forest incident

A Special Investigation Team has been formed to look into the murder mystery of Hoshiar Singh, who was found hanging up side down on a tree in the forests of Seri Katand. This was announced by the DC Mandi Sh Sandeep Kadam under whose instructions and supervision the Mandi district police  have constituted an SIT headed by the ASP Mandi Sh Kulbhushan Verma, the other members of the SIT are DSP Sundernagar Sh Sanjiv Bhatia, SHO Sadar Sh. Sunil Kumar, ASI Shiv Kumar of Dehar police post and head constable Achhar Singh of the city police post, this is despite the fact that the public is demanding a CBI inquiry into the case. In the meanwhile, the police remand of the five departmental officials arrested, has been extended by another three days, while another beat guard Girdhari Lal of the area too has been arrested in connection with this case, he was the beat guard of the Seri Katanda forest range, prior to Hoshiar Singh, whose name too had figured in the note found at the site along with Hoshiar Singh’s dairy. The police is investigating this case on the assumption that it is possibly a case of circumstances leading to suicide. The police is also trying to ascertain as to where the deceased was ever since he had gone missing. In the meanwhile the initial forensic reports have indicated that the death was due to asphyxiation, it is only after a detailed report of the viscera and the forensics that the real reason of his death will be ascertained. In the meanwhile the state government, according to the Forest Minister Sh Thakur Singh Bharmouri, too has formulated a committee to look into the matter and is expected to file their report within the next fifteen days.

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