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Digvijay Singh raises questions over Batla House encounter

AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh, who has been openly critical about the police`s role in the Batla House encounter, today said there was no evidence to prove the guilt of the boys arrested.



New Delhi: AICC General Secretary
Digvijay Singh, who has been openly critical about the
police`s role in the Batla House encounter, today said there
was no evidence to prove the guilt of the boys arrested and
sought for a speedy trial of the cases.

"If they are guilty, they should be hanged," he told a private
news channel.

Singh said, "there is no evidence to prove the guilt or
the innocence of the boys arrested and I have sought for a
speedy trial of the cases."

Referring to the photographs of the encounter which took
place in New Delhi in 2008, Singh said, "there were five
bullets on top of his head. How can you get bullets on top of
the head in an encounter?".

Delhi Police Inspector M C Sharma and two Indian
Mujahideen suspects Atif Ameen and Mohd Sajid were killed in
the shootout.

Referring to his visit to Azamgarh, the town in Uttar
Pradesh from where some of the alleged terrorists involved in
the Batla encounter hail, the Congress leader said 26 boys
were arrested from there after the incident.

"The issue was raised and we demanded a judicial
inquiry (into the encounter). However, the government, High
Court and the Supreme Court did not agree."

Singh has voiced his doubts over the police claims
about the encounter.

PTI

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