Except Zaidi, who has been admitted to the Indira Gandhi Medical College in Shimla since September 13 after he complained of chest pain, all the seven others accused in the case were produced before the court today via a video link.The seven officers have been lodged in Kanda jail, nearly 16 kilometres from Shimla.
Zaidi was heading a Special Investigation Team (SIT) which investigated the rape and murder of the minor in Kotkhai on July 4, whose body was found two days later . The case later came to be known as “Gudiya” rape-and-murder case.
Zaidi had arrested six people in the case, but one of the accused – Suraj – died in police custody. The police initially claimed Raju – another accused in the case – killed Suraj.But when the High Court on July 19 handed over the case to CBI, the agency arrested Zaidi and seven other police officers on July 29.
The CBI is set to submit a fresh progress report on the case in the High Court tomorrow.
( Source – PTI )