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Arrested IPS officer Zaidi hospitalised

| | Shimla | in Chandigarh

Himahcal Pradesh Police IG, ZH Zaidi who is in judicial custody facing murder charges of an accused related to Gudiya gang rape and murder case, was hospitalised at IGMC Hospital here after complaint of uneasiness Wednesday morning.

Zaidi was rushed to IGMC hospital here after he complained of uneasiness at Kanda jail on charges of the death of accused Suraj. He was admitted in Cardiology department of IGMC after he was brought by the jail staff.

The condition of IG was stable however he was admitted for cardiovascular examination.

Zaidi, was given the charge of heading the SIT constituted by Himachal Pradesh government to look into the Kotkhai gang rape and murder case, in which a 16 year old girl was brutally raped and murdered between July 4 to 6. Zaidi and his team had claimed to have cracked the case but the police theory of the case triggered a controversy when serious doubts were raised on the police theory for arresting the six accused. Later, death of one accused created a furore in Himachal and led to violent protests in many parts of the state. Zaidi was arrested by the CBI on August 29 on the statement made by some police officials that the accused was not killed by Raju another co-accused when they were in police lock up at Kotkhai police station. 




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