Ranbir fake encounter: Charges framed against 7 cops

Last Updated: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 23:59

New Delhi: Seven Uttarakhand policemen,
along with 11 others were ordered on Thursday by a Delhi court to be
put on trial for gunning down a 22-year-old MBA student near
Dehradun in July 2009, dubbing him as a robber.

Special Judge VK Maheshwari ordered the trial of police
Inspector Santosh Kumar Jaiswal and six sub inspectors,
framing charges against them for offences of kidnapping and
murder of MBA student Ranbir Singh.

The trial against the seven policemen and their
accomplices in the killing of Ranbir was shifted to Delhi on
an apex court order and the seven policemen are now lodged
in Tihar Jail here.

The court also framed charges against 11 other accused
persons for destroying evidence and fixed July 23 to record
the statements of prosecution witnesses in the case.

The court had earlier sent seven police officials --
Inspector Jaiswal and sub-inspectors Gopal Dutt Bhatt, Niraj
Yadav, Chandra Mohan Singh Rawat, Rajesh Bisht, Nitin Chauhan
and Ajit Singh -- to Tihar Jail after they appeared before it
following the issuance of non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against

Besides the seven police officials, there are 11 other
accused in the case. MBA student Ranbir was gunned down
allegedly by Uttarakhand Police on July 3, 2009.

Ranbir, a native of Meerut, had gone to Dehradun in
search of a job when the personnel of Dalanwala police station
had allegedly pumped 29 bullets into him from close range on
July 2, 2009, after branding him as a robber.


First Published: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 23:59

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