The Delhi Police, on Tuesday, rebutted allegations that its rate of conviction in terror cases was 'poor' made in a report released on the eve of the anniversary of the controversial Batla House encounter of 2008.
Six cases out of 16 referred to in the compilation 'Framed, Damned, Acquitted: Dossiers of a Very Special Cell', maintained SN Shrivastava, special commissioner of police (special cell), had actually ended in conviction, while one case was still pending trial.
"One case has not been investigated by the Special Cell at all. Of the eight cases which ended in acquittal, in 5 cases our appeals are pending against the order of the trial court before the honourable high court of Delhi," Special CP Shrivastava said.
"Not a single officer in any of the operations described here has suffered criminal proceedings for the framing of innocents. Adverse observations, strictures and censures from the court have not come in the way of promotions, gallantary awards and President's medals," reads a section of its preface before a reference to Sanjeev Yadav, the current deputy commissioner of police (special cell).