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Dy. SP, three others convicted

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Four police officials, including a serving Deputy Superintendent of Police, have been handed jail terms for forging the general diary to help an official involved in a car accident escape the clutches of law.

Tiruvaiyaru Judicial Magistrate Somasundaram on Wednesday found Mannargudi Deputy Superintendent of Police Ravichandran, retired Additional Superintendent of Police Devan, retired Inspectors of Police Ramalingam and Thangaraj guilty of forging the general diary and preparing fictitious documents relating to the July 11, 2003 case.

That day on the Tiruvaiyaru-Sengipatti road, truck cleaner Sasikumar was checking the wheels of his truck when the car driven by the then Thanjavur West Palace police station Inspector Ravichandran hit him killing Sasikumar on the spot.

The Then Budalur Inspector Devan and Sengipatti Sub-Inspector Thangaraj allegedly forged the general diary and created documents to hide the involvement of Ravichandran. Subsequently, Ramalingam who took over as Budalur Inspector also was allegedly hand-in-glove with the accused.

However, Oriental Insurance Company alleged foul play in the case and preferred a complaint with the CB-CID, Chennai, which investigated the incident and filed the charge-sheet.

The Tiruvaiyaru JM Somasundaram who heard the case found the accused guilty of the offences and handed one year in jail apart from Rs. 500 as fine for tinkering with the general diary and a similar sentence and fine for creating fictitious documents aimed at getting the police official Ravichandran released from the case and ordered that the sentences would run concurrently.

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