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Sampath case: 4 police officers to turn approvers

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Kochi: Four accused police officers in a case relating to the custodial death of Sampath have expressed willingness to turn approvers before the Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate court.

They made their plea for making them approvers when they appeared before the magistrate court on Monday. The court would record their statements on May 19 and 20.

The police officers who appeared and expressed their willingness to turn approvers are Assistant Commissioner Purushothaman Pillai, senior civil police officer Ramdas, and civil police officers Abdul Khayum and Mohammed Shameer. The police officers are on bail.

CBI counsel told the court that four more police officers who were also on bail would like to turn approvers.

Sampath, prime accused in the murder case of Sheela in Palakkad, died in police custody in March 2010.

The CBI took over the investigation following a High Court order.

The other accused in the case, C.K. Ramachandran, Deputy Superintendent of Police; P.V. Ramesh and T.N. Unnikrishnan, sub-inspectors; and Shyama Prasad, police officer, are in judicial custody.

The High Court had earlier dismissed the bail pleas of these four accused.

The court had observed that the case diary revealed that after brutally torturing Sampath to death, steps were hurriedly taken to manipulate records such as the general diary, sentry relief book, prisoners search register etc. at the behest of the superior police officers.

The High court observed that the barbaric act of torturing detainees in custody by the police had been condemned in a very strong language by the Supreme Court.

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