Nine policemen accused in a fake encounter case in the district, on Wednesday filed bail pleas before the Sessions Court, which fixed October 5 as the next date of hearing.
Their bail applications of Ramnarain Singh Yadav, Vijay Bahadur Singh, Ramjanma Bharati, Ravindra Kumar Tiwari, Ram Awatar Yadav, Kailashnath Singh, Ramjot Singh, Satyanaraya Tiwari and Sarfuddin were yesterday rejected by Chief Judicial Magistrate Intakhab, who sent them to judicial custody for 14 days.
According to the prosecution, 30 policemen are accused in the case, which involves the deaths of four men on October 17, 1999 in an allegedly false encounter.
The police had claimed to have killed four criminals, including Dhananjay Singh, who was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000. Singh is now the BSP MP from Jaunpur.
The persons who had actually died in the shootout were Omprakash, Banke Rai, Rajnath and one Ajay Singh.
Police had then allegedly tried to prove Ajay's identity as that of Dhananjay.
The father of one of the victims Omprakash Yadav alias Munna had alleged that his son was brutally killed in cold blood by the police.
After public outrage, the case was referred to the Crime Branch by the then state government for investigation and it said the encounter was fake.