NEW DELHI: A Delhi court docket on Monday awarded demise sentence to Ariz Khan, convicted for the homicide of police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma and different offences in reference to the 2008 Batla Home encounter. The court docket additionally imposed a superb of Rs 11 lakh on Khan and directed Rs 10 lakh be instantly launched to deceased inspector Sharma’s household.
Throughout the listening to, the police sought the demise penalty for Khan, a suspected member of the phobia outfit Indian Mujahideen, saying it was not simply any killing however a homicide of a regulation enforcement officer who was a defender of justice.
On March 8, the Further Classes Choose Sandeep Yadav had convicted Khan stating that the proof produced by the prosecution duly proved the case past cheap doubt.
The choose had stated that it was “duly proved that Ariz Khan and his associates induced homicide of police official and fired gunshot on the police official.”
“The proof adduced on report, together with ocular, documentary and scientific, prosecution has proved past cheap doubt that Khan together with accomplices with widespread intention obstructed inspector Sharma in discharging public perform,” the court docket had stated.
“Khan, alongside together with his accomplices, additionally fired gunshots at head constables Balwant and Balvir Singh,” the court docket had stated.
Throughout the encounter in Batla Home at Jamia Nagar in south Delhi on September 19, 2008, two suspected terrorists, recognized as Atif Amin and Mohammed Sajid, had been killed whereas Inspector Sharma of Particular Cell acquired gun shot throughout the encounter and later died. Three different terrorists recognized as Ariz Khan and Shahzad escaped whereas Mohammad Saif surrendered to the police.
The encounter had taken place inside per week of 2008 Delhi serial blasts that had killed 30 folks. Blasts had taken place at Karol Bagh, Connaught Place, Higher Kailash and India Gate. The Delhi police acquired intelligence about terrorists hiding at L-18 flat in Batla Home locality.
Later, Shahzad Ahmed was additionally arrested in 2010 and a trial court docket in July 2013 had sentenced him to life imprisonment in reference to the case. His enchantment in opposition to the trial court docket’s verdict has been pending within the excessive court docket.
Khan, a local of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested by the Delhi police’s Particular Cell in February 2018.
The a number of bombings that rocked cities like Jaipur and Ahmedabad, aside from the nationwide capital itself, in 2008, noticed 165 folks shedding their lives and over 500 injured in all. A reward of Rs 15 lakh had been declared on Khan, in addition to an Interpol Crimson Nook Discover.