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J&K: School teacher arrested in terror case dies in custody, NIA denies arrest

Rizwan Pandit, 28, a resident of Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, died during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, a police officer said.

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Srinagar Updated on: March 19, 2019 20:27 IST
J&K school teacher, arrested in terror case, dies in custody

J&K school teacher, arrested in terror case, dies in custody

A school teacher, who was arrested in connection with a terror case, has died in a police custody in Srinagar, prompting the department to request for a magisterial inquiry, officials said on Tuesday but National Investigation Agency (NIA)  denies arrest of Rizwan or ever called for questioning. 

Rizwan Pandit, 28, a resident of Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, died during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, a police officer said.

Pandit, who was a teacher at a private school, was picked up by the security agencies three days ago in connection with a terror case, the officer said.

The police department has requested a magisterial inquiry under Section 176 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to ascertain the cause and circumstances leading to Pandit's death, the officer said, adding that further details were awaited.

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