The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the bail of seven Uttarakhand policemen accused of killing an MBA graduate in a fake encounter in the state and transferred the trial in the case to a special CBI court in Delhi from Dehradun.
A bench of justice B Sudershan Reddy and justice S S Nijjar cancelled the bail of the accused policemen Ajit Singh, Santosh Kumar Jaiswal, Nitin Chauhan, Gopal Dutt Bhatt, Rajesh Bisht, Chandra Mohan Singh Rawat and Niraj Yadav on the appeal filed by the deceased Ranbir Singh's father Ravindra Pal Singh.
The prosecution had contended that Ranbir, an MBA student from Meerut, went to Dehradun in search of a job when the police personnel of Dalanwala police station on July 2, 2009, pumped 29 bullets into him from close after branding him as a robber.
As the accused were local police personnel, the case was entrusted to CBI.
However, the Uttarkhand high court granted bail to the accused police personnel, following which the aggrieved father appealed in the apex court seeking its cancellation as he feared threat to the witnesses.