Mumbai: A local court on Friday rejected the
bail application of dismissed senior police inspector Pradeep
Sharma, arrested in the Lakhan Bhaiyya fake encounter case.
The court had yesterday rejected the bail plea of his
colleague, senior police inspector Pradeep Suryavanshi.
Sharma, one of the famed encounter specialists of Mumbai
Crime Branch, is facing charge of killing Ram Narayan Gupta
alias Lakhan Bhaiyya, an alleged member of the Chhota Rajan
gang, in a fake encounter here in November 2006.
Twelve persons, including six policemen, have been
arrested in the case.
Gupta`s brother, advocate Ram Prasad Gupta, had moved the
Bombay High Court seeking an inquiry into the death.
According to Ram Prasad Gupta, Lakhan was picked up from
his house by police seven hours prior to his death. His family
members had then filed a complaint with police fearing that he
may be killed in an encounter.
The High Court subsequently asked the Maharashtra
Government to set up a Special Investigation Team to probe the
matter. Sharma was arrested in January.