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Batla House case: Shehzad falsely implicated, will move SC, says sister

PTI  Azamgarh, July 31, 2013
First Published: 04:18 IST(31/7/2013) | Last Updated: 04:20 IST(31/7/2013)

Sister of Shehzad Ahmed, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2008 Batla House encounter case, on Tuesday said she would move the Supreme Court against the verdict and claimed he was falsely implicated.

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"Batla House encounter was fake and youths including my brother were falsely implicated in the case. We know that Shehzad is innocent and we will fight for justice till the end and appeal in Supreme Court," said Sifa Seraj.

The suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist was on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court.

Additional sessions judge (ASJ) Rajender Kumar Shastri handed down the life term to Shehzad for killing decorated police officer inspector MC Sharma and injuring two other cops.

A number of people gathered at Shehzad's house near Tedhia mosque here and expressed solidarity with his family.

National general secretary of Ulema Council, Tahir Madni, said that he was not happy with the court's judgement and will fight against it.

"We will fight against the judgement on two fronts--one in court and the other in people's court by raking the issue in coming Lok Sabha polls," he said.

Samajwadi Party MLA from Nizamabad, Alambadi said that if Shehzad was guilty he should have been given death penalty in place of life sentence.


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