Delhi HC asks CBI to produce evidence in 'fake' encounter case
The Delhi High Court today asked CBI to produce by tomorrow the evidence collected during the investigation against 13 policemen accused of gunning down a man in a fake encounter eight years ago.delhi Updated: Aug 03, 2010 20:41 IST
The Delhi High Court today asked CBI to produce by tomorrow the evidence collected during the investigation against 13 policemen accused of gunning down a man in a fake encounter eight years ago.
Justice Ajit Bharihoke asked the investigating agency to furnish the documents based on which it has filed a closure report against the policemen before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate(CMM).
The Court was hearing an appeal filed by the Delhi Police personnel against the Additional Sessions Judge's (ASJ) order in which their plea challenging the summons issued by the CMM was rejected in 2009.
While rejecting the closure report of CBI on February 27, 2008, the CMM had sought the presence of all the policemen before it saying the killing of the deceased appeared to be a clear case of criminal conspiracy and murder.
On January 11, 2002, a Delhi police special staff team led by sub-inspector Vinay Tyagi had raided the house of Rupender alias Upender alias Kanu Jat at Pandav Nagar in East Delhi and allegedly killed him.
CBI had registered a case against the 13 police personnel in March, 2003, but as sanction was denied by the Lt Governor for prosecuting them, it filed a closure report.
However, the CMM's court had rejected Delhi government's plea that the act of police officials related to performance of their official duties as the deceased was involved in a number of criminal cases registered in Ghaziabad and New Delhi.