The Crime Branch of Delhi Police is probing the encounter that took place at L-18, Jamia Nagar on September 19. Two suspected members of Indian Mujahideen (IM) were shot dead in the operation by Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, who later succumbed to his injuries.
Police say it is a ‘routine’ enquiry. “Whenever an encounter takes place, the police have to submit a report to National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the government and the concerned court,” explained a senior police officer.
The Inter State Cell (ISC) of Crime Branch is spearheading the enquiry.
“The Crime Branch has to file the report within 90 days of the incident. Among other things, the report comprises the findings of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) and the postmortem report,” said the officer.
Issue reaches PMO
After the Orissa and Karnataka violence, the Batla House issue has now reached Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s door.
“It is a highly sensitive issue on which the Prime Minister will take a judicious decision. We have conveyed whatever we had to tell the PM and Congress President Sonia Gandhi,’’ said Congress leader Digvijay Singh when quizzed about Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh’s demand for a judicial probe into the encounter.