Bhubaneswar, Dec 1: The Crime Branch has registered murder case against four cops in connection with a 2017 custodial death case in Jeypore.
Sources said, former IIC of Jeypore Town Police Station Tapan Ratha and the SDPO Rajendra Prasad Senapati are also among the four accused.
Akash Mahuria (28), a resident of Jeypore, who was wanted in some offences, was allegedly tortured and lynched inside the Jeypore Town police station in Koraput district on January 30, 2017. The police had then attributed Mahuria’s death to an accidental fall while chasing him to arrest.
Crime Branch ASP Ramchandra Thamba will probe the case.