Gujarat violence: Probe custodial death, says High Court

Prima facie it is homicide, says judge; CID ordered to investigate Shwetang Patel’s demise.

Even as Gujarat returned to normality on Friday with curfew being lifted from Mehsana, Visnagar and Unjha and several areas of Ahmedabad, the High Court ordered the CID (Crime) to investigate the alleged custodial death of 32-year-old Shwetang Patel. He was reportedly picked up by the police from his residence in Bapunagar area in Ahmedabad on the night of August 25, 2015 when unrest broke out all over the State following the detention of quota agitation leader Hardik Patel.

Source: The Hindu

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