Rahul Raj encounter: HC notice to Maha govt, Mumbai Police

Last Updated: Friday, July 31, 2009 - 15:23

Patna: Patna High Court on Friday sought response from the CBI, Centre, Maharashtra Government and Mumbai Police on a petition seeking CBI probe into the alleged fake encounter of Patna boy Rahul Raj in Mumbai last year.
A bench of Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi issued notices to Maharashtra government and Mumbai Police on a petition filed by Kundan Prasad Singh, the father of Rahul Raj, seeking CBI probe into the alleged fake encounter in Mumbai on October 10, 2008 in which his son was killed.

Singh`s counsel contended that Maharashtra government could not provide forensic report and other documents relating to the killing of Rahul Raj despite repeated requests to the chief minister and Mumbai Police Commissioner in this regard.

Citing various media reports Singh submitted that his son, Rahul Raj, was shot at from close range which was enough to "establish the fact that it was the handiwork of Mumbai Police in the garb of fake police encounter."

The petitioner said that he has got post-mortem report from Bihar State Human Rights Commission which was annexed with the petition but the Maharashtra government could not provide his son`s belongings till date.

The court posted the matter for hearing after six weeks as all the respondents--Centre, CBI, state government and Mumbai Police-- would file their respective responses by that time.

Bureau Report



First Published: Friday, July 31, 2009 - 15:23
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