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Fake encounter: Policeman seeks anticipatory bail

Senior inspector of the Kurar village police station Mohan Sankhe on Thursday filed for anticipatory bail in the sessions court.

mumbai Updated: Mar 20, 2010 01:38 IST
Vignesh Iyer

Senior inspector of the Kurar village police station Mohan Sankhe on Thursday filed for anticipatory bail in the sessions court.

He is one of those accused in the 2006 alleged fake encounter case of alleged gangster Chhota Rajan aide Ramnarayan Gupta alias Lakhan Bhaiyya.

Dismissed encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma is the key accused in the case.

Sankhe, in his application, has said that on November 11, 2006 inspector Pradeep Suryawanshi had come to Versova police station and said that Gupta had opened fire on the police team and the police fired in retaliation.

Sankhe said Survyavanshi told him that Gupta had sustained injuries and was being taken to RN Cooper Hospital in Vile Parle.

His application also states that he started recording the first information report as per Suryavanshi’s narration and while recording Suryavanshi was told that Gupta had died.

Sankhe said he visited the place of offence and started doing his job and later recorded statements of two other policemen who were in Suryvanshi’s team.

Sankhe added that on November 16, 2006, the investigation was handed over to another officer.

Sankhe said he has not committed any offence, as he wasn't even aware of the encounter and was on duty that day, and has been falsely implicated as an accused by Gupta’s brother Ram Narayan Gupta to support his case.

He said he had no option but to register the first information report and that there is no allegation about him in the entire proceedings prior to the lodging of the first information report.

The matter is likely to come up for hearing in court on March 26.

The Bombay High Court, last year, had directed the police to form Special Investigation Team and lodge a first information report against the police officers in connection with alleged fake encounter.