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Trial in Batla House encounter case set to begin

The trial in the Batla House encounter case is all set to begin as a Delhi court sent the matter to a sessions judge for hearing arguments on charge & subsequent proceedings against Shahzad, member of Indian Mujahideen.



New Delhi: The trial in the sensational
Batla House encounter case is all set to begin as a Delhi
court today sent the matter to a sessions judge for hearing
arguments on charge and subsequent proceedings against
Shahzad, alleged member of Indian Mujahideen.

"The matter is marked to the court of Additional Sessions
Judge (ASJ) A K Kuhar for conducting trial," District and
Sessions Judge Gurdeep Kumar said.

ASJ Kuhar, on receiving the judicial file from his
superior court, has fixed the matter on June four for further
proceeding and hearing arguments on framing of charges against
Shahzad, the lone arrested accused in the encounter in which
Delhi Police Inspector M C Sharma was killed.

Earlier, a magistrate had provided a copy of the
chargesheet and other documents to Shahzad who had absconded
after the encounter at Batla House in Jamia Nagar area of
south Delhi on September 19, 2008.

Besides Sharma, two IM suspects Atif Ameen and Mohd
Sajid, who were holed up in a flat in the area, were also
killed in the gun battle.

Fourth accused Ariz Khan is still absconding. The case is
registered with Jamia Nagar police station.

Police had on April 28 filed the chargesheet against
Shahzad, Ariz Khan (absconding), Atif Ameen and Mohd Sajid,
accusing them of killing Inspector Sharma on September 19,
2008, six days after the serial blasts here.

A team of anti-terror cell of Delhi Police had raided a
flat at Batla House following a tip-off that suspected Indian
Mujahideen terrorists, allegedly involved in the serial
blasts, were hiding there.

-PTI

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