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FIR against 15 policemen in fake encounter case

The CB-CID has lodged an FIR against 15 police personnel, including two inspectors, in connection with a fake encounter in Gomti Nagar area of Lucknow, officials said here today.

lucknow Updated: Jul 01, 2010 14:31 IST
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The CB-CID has lodged an FIR against 15 police personnel, including two inspectors, in connection with a fake encounter in Gomti Nagar area of Lucknow, officials said here on Thursday.

"The FIR was lodged by CB-CID inspector Dinesh Kumar Singh at Gomti Nagar police station under various sections of the IPC and Arms Act, accusing 15 securitymen of killing a man in the fake encounter in 2006," they said.

The FIR has been lodged against the then SHO of Gomti Nagar police station Ramanand Yadav, the then in-charge of Special Operation Group (SOG) Anjani Rai and 13 other constables, they said.

On June 8, 2006, Suresh Ganga Pari was killed in an encounter with Gomti Nagar police and SOG in Vishal Khand area of Gomti Nagar colony.

Police claimed that Pari was carrying a cash reward of Rs 20,000 on his head.

Initially, the accused cops were given a clean chit by the local police as well as in the magisterial inquiry.

Later, a CB-CID inquiry was ordered as Pari's kin cried foul and alleged that he was killed in a fake encounter.

During investigation, the CB-CID detected anomalies in cartridges used in the encounter.

The agency found that the shells and cartridges which were claimed to be recovered from Pari's possession were actually shot from the weapons used by the cops, they said.

After encounter, SHO Ramanand Yadav and SOG in-charge Anjani Rai were given out of turn promotions.

While, Yadav is currently posted as inspector in finger printing department, Rai is Station House Officer of Haidergarh police station in Barabanki district.