December 15, 2017 05:52 PM

Shimla (Face2News)

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday ultimately announces Rs. Ten lacs award money for giving some solid information of Rape and murder case of Kotkhai of minor girl on July 4 this year.

CBI spokesman said, anyone from general public for providing credible information resulting in arrest of real culprits in a case relating to rape and murder of a minor girl, a resident of village Shirgul, Tehsil Theog, Police Station Kotkhai, District Shimla (Himachal Pradesh). 

The victim had left Government Senior Secondary School, Mahashu on 04.07.2017 at about 4.30 p.m. She did not reach home and her dead body was recovered on 06.07.2017 from the forest area of Hailalla, Kotkhai, District Shimla. 

The information can be given to CBI over telephone/mobile numbers 91-9650394782 (Dy.SP, SC-I, CBI); 8219885920, 8219893590 (Local numbers of Himachal Pradesh); Landline No.011-24368637, 24368640 (SP, SC-I, CBI, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-), Mobile -9870530011 and email : spscu2del[at]cbi[dot]gov[dot]in The name and details of the Informant will be kept secret. 

CBI had registered the case on 22.07.2017 on the orders dated 19.07.2017 of Hon’ble High Court of Himachal Pradesh, in CWPIL No.88 of 2017 and taken over the investigation of FIR No.97 of 2017 dated 06.07.2017, under Sections 302, 376 of IPC & Section 4 of POCSO Act registered earlier at Police Station, Kotkhai, District Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) relating to rape & murder of a minor girl. Investigation is continuing.

It may be recalled that last month CBI had filed charge sheet against eight police personnel, including an Inspector General rank officer, in connection with the custodial death of an accused in the rape-and-murder case of a minor in Kotkhai on July 4.

These police officers were a part of a Special Investigation Team or SIT that was set up to probe the rape and murder of the girl. They were arrested by the CBI on July 29 in connection with the custodial death of Suraj Singh, a 29-year-old labourer from Nepal.

In the 500-page charge sheet, filed in the designated CBI court in Shimla, the accused have been charged with murder, conspiracy, wrongful confinement to extort confession, causing grievous hurt, framing incorrect record and destroying evidence, CBI sources said.

Judge Rajinder Singh extended the judicial remand of the eight police officials and SP D W Negi, arrested on November 16 by the CBI. Challan against D W Negi is yet to be presented.

Suraj Singh, who was a suspect in the rape-and-murder of a minor school girl in Kotkhai area of Shimla in early July, was among six people arrested by the local police. He was allegedly killed by a co-accused at the Kotkhai police station on the night of July 18, triggering a massive public outrage. The CBI, which was later handed over the probe into the case by the Himachal Pradesh High Court, questioned several people before arresting IGP Zahur Haidar Zaidi and seven other police officials. The Class 10 student had gone missing on July 4 and her naked body was recovered from Haliala forests in Kotkhai on July 6.

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