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Batla House Encounter Case Verdict: Delhi court sentences Arij Khan to death

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Batla House Encounter Case Verdict: Delhi court sentences Arij Khan to death

Batla House Encounter Case: A Delhi court has sentenced Arij Khan to death in connection with the murder of police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma and other cases related to the 2008 Batla House encounter. Additional Sessions Judge Sandeep Yadav handed down the sentence. The Saket Court has considered this a rare case.

Police had demanded the death sentence for Khan, who belonged to the Indian Mujahideen. Police said it was not just a murder case, but the murder of a law enforcement officer defending justice. Arij Khan’s lawyers opposed the death sentence. Additional Sessions Judge Sandeep Yadav reserved its order till 4 pm.

Sharma was convicted by a court on March 8 for his murder and other offenses during the 2008 Batla House encounter. The court had said that it has been proved that Arij Khan and his accomplices shot and killed the police officer.

Inspector Sharma of the Special Cell of the Delhi Police was killed in a 2008 Batla House encounter in the Jamia Nagar area of ​​south Delhi. Shehzad Ahmed, an Indian Mujahideen terrorist, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in July 2013 in connection with the case.

Ahmed’s appeal against the decision is pending in the high court. Arij Khan had fled the scene and was declared absconding. Khan was arrested on February 14, 2018, and the trial has been ongoing ever since.


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