“Police Suspends Two Officials After Custodial Death of Sahil Saini in Jammu District”

Jammu Police Takes Swift Action

Jammu, February 2: In a shocking incident, a person died under mysterious circumstances while in police custody in Jammu district. The incident took place on January 31, 2024, at P/S Gandhi Nagar. The deceased has been identified as Sahil Saini, son of Romesh Saini and a resident of Nagri, Kathua. He was arrested on January 30, 2024, in connection with a case registered under FIR No. 20/2024 u/s 457/380 IPC of P/S Gandhi Nagar, Jammu and was on a four-day police remand as per the order of the Learned 3rd Additional Munsiff Court, Jammu.

Prompt Action by Jammu Police

The Jammu Police has taken immediate action in response to this tragic incident. Two police officials have been suspended, and the Station House Officer (SHO) of Gandhi Nagar has been attached to the District Police Lines (DPL). These measures have been taken to ensure a thorough and transparent investigation into the circumstances surrounding Sahil Saini’s death. In addition, the District Magistrate Jammu has been requested to initiate a Magisterial enquiry into the incident.

Further Investigation and Autopsy

Following standard protocol, the body of the deceased has been shifted to the Government Medical College (GMC) in Bakshi Nagar, Jammu. Authorities have also requested the constitution of a Board of Doctors to conduct an autopsy in the presence of an Executive Magistrate 1st Class. This autopsy will help determine the cause of Sahil Saini’s death.

Commitment to Accountability and Transparency

The District Police Jammu acknowledges the public concern surrounding this incident and reiterates its commitment to upholding the highest standards of accountability and transparency in law enforcement operations. The swift action taken by the police department reflects their dedication to ensuring justice for the deceased and his family.

Background information about the location where the incident occurred: Gandhi Nagar is a prominent area in Jammu, known for its residential and commercial significance. It is home to several government offices, educational institutions, and commercial establishments. The area is usually peaceful, and incidents like this custodial death are rare. The incident has sent shockwaves through the community, raising questions about the circumstances leading to Sahil Saini’s demise while in police custody.


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