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Rizwan Pandit, 28, A Resident Of Awantipora In Jammu And Kashmir’s Pulwama District, Died During The Intervening Night Of Monday And Tuesday

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 19 Mar 2019, 01:18:43 PM
A school teacher, who was arrested in connection with a terror case, has died in a police custody

New Delhi:

A school teacher, who was arrested in connection with a terror case, has died in a police custody. Rizwan Pandit, 28, a resident of Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, died during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, a police officer said. here, prompting the department to request for a magisterial inquiry, officials said on Tuesday.

Pandit, who was a teacher at a private school, was picked up by the security agencies three days ago in connection with a terror case, the officer said.

The police department has requested a magisterial inquiry under Section 176 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to ascertain the cause and circumstances leading to Pandit’s death, the officer said, adding that further details were awaited.   

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First Published : 19 Mar 2019, 12:48:15 PM

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