TWO GOA POLICEMEN ACQUITTED IN CUSTODIAL DEATH: DID BRIBERY WORK ITS WAY TO HC?

PANJIM: The High Court of Bombay at Goa on Friday acquitted two policemen in the sensational decade-old alleged custodial death of Dattu alias Murgesh Anant Naik Desai. The convicted cops were released and the question poised by public is: are the judges of High Court bench totally non-corrupt?
The accused policemen – Shripati Desai and Madhu Desai, who have been serving life imprisonment in the Central Aguada jail, were released in the evening after the Court verdict.
Advocate Surendra Desai, who appeared on behalf of Madhu, has confirmed the news.
Four policemen were tried by the Margao Sessions Court. The six year trial concluded on November 26, 2008 convicting and sentencing Shripati and Madhu, from Kolhapur and Salcete respectively to life imprisonment for murder and wrongful confinement.
The conviction order was challenged before the Division Bench of the High Court.
Almost a decade ago, on June 27, 2001, 30-year-old Dattu was picked up from Quitola village by the Cuncolim police officials. Dattu, a handicapped man from Cuncolim, was allegedly put to death and hanged to a cashew tree behind the police station.
An FIR was registered and policemen -- Shripati, Madhu, Jitendra Fal Desai and Narendra Fal Desai were arrested on charges of murder.
The Hospicio forensic doctors had opined cause of death as ‘due to extensive internal bruising for both lower limbs as a result of blunt force impact by object or surface, which were ante-mortem and fresh at the time of death…’
Does the judiciary system of India work on basis of non-corruption? Does bribery find its way to the Judiciary of India>

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