Shimla, October 3 (PTI) A local court today extended till October 16 the judicial remand of Himachal Pradesh IGP Z H Zaidi, DSP Manoj Joshi and six other police personnel in a case of custodial death.

The policemen were arrested on July 29 in connection with the custodial death of Suraj, a Nepalese labourer accused in Kotkhai rape and murder case. After remaining in police custody for ten days, they were remanded in judicial custody.

Zaidi, who was admitted to the IGMC Hospital at Shimla following complaint of chest pain on September 13, was today discharged from the hospital and sent to Kanda jail, CBI sources said.

Joshi, who was admitted in the Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) on September 28 after suffering from hernia, was today operated upon and would stay in the hospital for few more days, the sources said.

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