Srinagar: After an 11-year trial, a local court on Monday acquitted two police officers allegedly involved in the fudging of evidence in the murder case of son of a National Conference politician, Hindustan Times reported.
The deceased, Amandeep Singh, son of former NC MLA Deepinder Kour, was shot dead in Shastri Nagar on August 29, 2009 outside his residence.
The then senior superintendent of police (SSP) Manohar Singh and SHO Police Station Gandhi Nagar Sultan Mirza, as the report says, were acquitted in the case by second additional sessions judge Jammu Virender Singh Bhau. A third policeman, sub-inspector Satnam Singh, who died during trial, was also acquitted.
Jatinder Singh alias Raja was the prime suspect in the case but he also died in 2017 under mysterious circumstances in Udhampur jail.
However, the court held Jatinder Singh alias Raja and another suspect, Royal Singh, guilty for murder. While Raja died in Udhampur prison during trial, court awarded life sentence to Royal Singh.
With inputs from Hindustan Times
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