Ballia fake encounter case: FIR against 17 cops

Lucknow/Ballia: An FIR has been registered against 17 policemen, including three sub-inspectors, by Crime Branch-CID in Ballia fake encounter case, police said on Tuesday.

An FIR has been registered yesterday against 17 policemen in July 2005 Ballia fake encounter case, Ubhaon Station Officer Anil Kumar Singh said.

The move came after the agency in its inquiry, conducted on the direction of the National Human Rights Commission, had found that the policemen shot dead 21-year-old Tejan alias Tej Bahadur, an intermediate student, in the fake encounter in Saha Kundla village at Ubhao area in Ballia on July 11, 2005.

Among the accused is Sushil Pandey, the then in-charge of Ubhaon police station.