Slain army man`s family demands CBI probe into encounter

Last Updated: Monday, May 3, 2010 - 22:05

Ghaziabad: Family members of the army jawan,
killed in an encounter in Uttar Pradesh`s Bulandshahr
district, today strongly protested the police action and
demanded a CBI probe into it claiming that it was a case of
mistaken identity.

The 23-year-old jawan`s father today alleged before the
media that police mistook Deepak, a Rajputana Rifles soldier,
for Vinod Fauzi, a criminal carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 and
killed him.

Demanding a CBI probe into the encounter Deepak`s father
also asked the Chief of Army Staff General V K Singh to
intervene in the matter.

However, SSP Bulandshahr Nilesh Kumar said the encounter
was not fake in any manner and expressed readiness to face any
inquiry.

Earlier, UP police had said that the army jawan was
killed in a shootout on Saturday which followed when he along
with an accomplice allegedly seized a private car after
throwing out its driver from the moving vehicle and fired at
police personnel when they tried to intercept the vehicle.

Deepak` relatives in Bulandshahr also claimed that his
friend Gaurav, who was with him at the time of the encounter
and escaped later, had not yet returned home as he was afraid
of police.

They said the army jawan had come home on a one-month
leave to attend his sister`s wedding.

PTI



First Published: Monday, May 3, 2010 - 22:05

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