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Batla House encounter: Court takes chargesheet into records

A Delhi court on Thursday took into its records the chargesheet filed against suspected IM terrorist Shahzad, accusing him and others of killing Inspector M C Sharma on September 2008 in the encounter at Batla House here.



New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday took into
its records the chargesheet filed against suspected Indian
Mujahideen terrorist Shahzad, accusing him and others of
killing police Inspector M C Sharma on September 2008 in the
encounter at Batla House here.

"Chargesheet filed. Put it up for scrutiny on May 13,"
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kiran Bansal said.

The court, meanwhile, extended the judicial custody by
14 days of Shahzad, the lone arrested person in the case
relating to the encounter which had taken place six days after
the serial blasts in the capital.

Earlier, the crime branch of Delhi police had filed
the chargesheet before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri
Baveja at Tis Hazari courts as the magistrate concerned was
the complainant in a separate case filed against accused
Shahzad.

The CMM had asked the police to file chargesheet
before the ACMM at Patiala House courts.

The chargesheet named four persons Shahzad, Ariz Khan
(absconding) and Atif Ameen and Mohd Sajid (both killed in the
encounter) as responsible for the murder of Sharma, an
Inspector with the Special Cell, Delhi police.

The case was registered with Jamia Nagar police
station following the murder of Sharma in the encounter on
September 19, 2008.

A team of the Special Cell (anti-terror) of Delhi
police had raided a house at Batla House following a tip-off
that suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists allegedly involved
in the serial blasts in the capital on September 13, 2008,
were hiding there.

Sharma and two suspected terrorists, Atif and Sajid,
were killed in the gun-battle that ensued.

PTI

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