Three police personnel including a sub-inspector, who were on the run after three Dalits were allegedly killed in a police firing in Thangadh during a clash last year, were arrested on Saturday, a CID officer said.
“We have arrested sub-inspector K.P. Jadeja, constables Nathubha Jhala and Yogesh Gadhvi for allegedly firing at youths of Dalit community. We will produce them in court tomorrow and seek police remand for 14 days for detailed interrogation,” CID (Crime) DSP S.P. Trivedi told PTI.
A Dalit boy was killed on the spot and three others seriously injured when police opened fire at Thangadh in Surendranagar district in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat on September 22, 2012 at the end of the famous three-day Tarnetar fair.
Two of the three boys later succumbed to gunshot injuries.
The CID was given the charge of investigations following a huge uproar over the incident.