The Bombay High Court on Wednesday said it would order filing of a first information report against police officers allegedly involved in the ‘fake encounter’ of Ram Narayan Gupta alias Lakhan Bhaiyya.
Though the court is likely to pass a formal order on Thursday, it also asked the state to suggest names of five Indian Police Service officers, one of whom would conduct the probe the case.
The petition filed by Gupta’s brother Ram Prasad states that Gupta, an alleged aide of Chhota Rajan, was picked up by the DN Nagar police and was killed in a fake encounter. The police, however, said Gupta was intercepted in Andheri and was killed in a shoot out.
The petition stated that Gupta’s brother had sent telegrams to police commissioners of Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai saying he feared that Gupta might be killed in an encounter.
A.N. Roy, who was the police commissioner, had told the court in an affidavit that he had received no such telegram. However, Gupta used RTI to establish this, following which Roy tendered an apology.