CBI gets custody of IPS officer A K Jain

Jaipur: Suspended IPS officer A K Jain, an accused in Dara Singh fake encounter case, was today remanded to 14 days in CBI custody. Jain was produced before a special CBI court where the magistrate remanded him to the agency`s custody.

An IPS officer of 1978 batch, Jain was absconding and surrendered before the court here on February 27 and was under judicial custody since then. 59-year-old Jain was absconding since the CBI filed a charge sheet against him in June last year accusing him of masterminding the fake encounter of Singh when Jain was heading the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Rajasthan Police.

The alleged encounter took place in Ranjendra Prasad Nagar area on the outskirts of the city on October 23, 2006. His widow had challenged the encounter as fake following which Supreme Court had ordered a CBI inquiry in the case.