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Digvijay Singh raises questions over Batla House encounter

delhi Updated: Jul 18, 2010 23:45 IST

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AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh, who has been openly critical about the police's role in the Batla House encounter, on Sunday said there was no evidence to prove the guilt of the boys arrested and sought for a speedy trial of the cases.

"If they are guilty, they should be hanged," he told NDTV.

Singh said, "There is no evidence to prove the guilt or the innocence of the boys arrested and I have sought for a speedy trial of the cases."

Referring to the photographs of the encounter which took place in New Delhi in 2008, Singh said, "There were five bullets on top of his head. How can you get bullets on top of the head in an encounter?".

Delhi police inspector M C Sharma and two Indian Mujahideen suspects Atif Ameen and Mohd Sajid were killed in the shootout.

Referring to his visit to Azamgarh, the town in Uttar Pradesh from where some of the alleged terrorists involved in the Batla encounter hail, the Congress leader said 26 boys were arrested from there after the incident.

"The issue was raised and we demanded a judicial inquiry (into the encounter). However, the government, High Court and the Supreme Court did not agree."

Singh has voiced his doubts over the police claims about the encounter.