A Delhi court on Monday called it the “rarest of rare case” and sentenced to death, Ariz Khan, convicted in the 2008 Batla House encounter case for the murder of police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma and other offences in the union capital.
Judge Sandeep Yadav had pronounced the judgement on March 8. The order said: “it was duly proved that Ariz Khan along with his accomplices caused the murder of police official by a gunshot from a fire arm.”
Pronouncing the sentence, the court said there was “no manner of doubt” that Khan was responsible for the murder of the Police inspector.
Khan, an operative of the Indian Mujahudeen was on run, when was arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi police 3 years ago.
Khan has been convicted under sections 302, 307, 333 and 353 (which deal with assault or grievous hurt to a public servant in the discharge of his duty), 186 (which has provisions of punishment for people who prevent a public servants from discharging their duties), 34 and 174A of the Indian penal Code (IPC) and also Section 27 of the Arms Act (which provides for jail sentence to those who are found in possession of arms illegally).
The encounter had taken place between Delhi Police Special Cell and terrorists at flat L-18 in south Delhi’s Batla House, on September 19, 2008. Two suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists died in this encounter.