Fake encounter: Four Uttarakhand police officials sent to Tihar

A Delhi court on Thursday sent four Uttarakhand policemen, allegedly involved in the July 2009 killing of a 22-year-old MBA student in a staged shootout near Dehradun, to judicial custody till May 9.

Last Updated: Apr 28, 2011, 14:05 PM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday sent four
Uttarakhand policemen, allegedly involved in the July 2009
killing of a 22-year-old MBA student in a staged shootout near
Dehradun, to judicial custody till May 9.

Special Judge V K Maheshwari sent accused Inspector
Santosh Kumar Jaiswal and sub-inspectors Gopal Dutt Bhatt,
Niraj Yadav and Chandra Mohan Singh Rawat to Tihar Jail.
The court also issued fresh non-bailable warrants
(NBW) against three other police officials - Rajesh Bisht,
Nitin Chauhan and Ajit Singh, after they failed to appear
before it despite issuance of NBWs against them on the last
date of hearing.

The 11 other accused persons against whom the court
had issued notices on the last date of hearing were also
present in the court today. The court has now posted the
matter for arguments on charge on May 9.

On the last date of hearing, the court had issued NBWs
against seven Uttrakhand police officials and notices to 11
other accused in the case in which MBA student Ranbir was
allegedly gunned down by the Uttarakhand Police on July 3,
2009.

Ranbir, a native of Merrut had gone to Dehradun in
search of a job when the police personnel of Dalanwala police
station had allegedly pumped 29 bullets into him from close
range on July 2, 2009, after branding him as a robber.
The case was transferred from Dehradun to Delhi by the
Supreme Court last month following a request by Ranbir`s
parents.

The apex court had earlier quashed the Uttarakhand
High Court order and had cancelled the bail of the seven
police officials - Inspector Santosh Kumar Jaiswal, constable
Ajit Singh and sub-Inspectors Nitin Chauhan, Gopal Dutt Bhatt,
Rajesh Bisht, Chander Mohan Singh Rawat and Niraj Yadav.

The CBI court here had then issued fresh NBWs against
the accused police officials after CBI prosecutor Brajesh
Shukla said that a Dehradun court had already issued warrants
against them after the apex court had cancelled their bail
last month.

The court had issued notices against 11 other
accused namely Satbir Singh, Sunil Saini, Chander Pal, Saurabh
Nautiyal, Nagender Rathi, Vikas Chandra Baluni, Sanjay Rawat,
Mohan Singh Rana, Inder Bhan Singh, Jaspal Singh Gosain and
Manoj Kumar.

The seven police personnel were earlier arrested in
this case.

As the accused were local police personnel, the case
was entrusted to CBI. The charge sheet in the case was filed
in the court of Special Judicial Magistrate (CBI), Dehradun on
December 22, 2009 against the 18 accused.

PTI