CBI quizzes seven friends of Benicks at Sattankulam

 thehindu.com  08/01/2020 18:38:01 

The CBI, investigating the Sattankulam twin custodial deaths case, questioned the friends of J. Benicks, one of the deceased, at Sattankulam on Saturday.

A team of CBI officers, which arrived at Sattankulam from Madurai around 12.30 p.m. on Saturday, questioned seven friends of Benicks, who were witness to the alleged custodial torture.

During the four-hour-long inquiry, Manimaran, Rajaram and Ravichandran, all advocates, and Sankaralingam, Ravishankar, Sudalaimuthu and Nagarajan appeared before the investigators and shared the information about the reported custodial torture that led to the death of Jayaraj and Benicks, after being lodged in the Kovilpatti sub-jail.

The CBI team conducted the questioning in the office of Mr. Manimaran, on the East Car Street in Sattankulam, instead of asking the witnesses to come to the Sattankulam police station.

Earlier, with some of the CBI officers testing positive for COVID-19, the investigation into the case had suffered a setback.

*Our Digital Subscription plans do not currently include the e-paper ,crossword, iPhone, iPad mobile applications and print. Our plans enhance your reading experience.

Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism

Dear subscriber,

Thank you!

Your support for our journalism is invaluable. Its a support for truth and fairness in journalism. It has helped us keep apace with events and happenings.

The Hindu has always stood for journalism that is in the public interest. At this difficult time, it becomes even more important that we have access to information that has a bearing on our health and well-being, our lives, and livelihoods. As a subscriber, you are not only a beneficiary of our work but also its enabler.

We also reiterate here the promise that our team of reporters, copy editors, fact-checkers, designers, and photographers will deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Suresh Nambath

« Go back