New Delhi, Jul 26: Here is the full text of the operative portion of Delhi court verdict in the 2008 Batla House encounter case:
IN THE COURT OF SH RAJENDER KUMAR SHASTRI
ADDL. SESSIONS JUDGE02:SOUTH EAST
SAKET COURT: NEW DELHI
ID No. 02403R0176482010
SC No. 42/10
FIR No. 208/08
PS Jamia Nagar
Shahzad Ahmad @ Pappu
S/o Sh. Siraj Ahmad
R/o Rehmani Manjil, Jalandhari,
Sadar City, Ajamgarh, U.P.
Date of Institution: 26.05.2010
Date of arguments: 20.07.2013
Date of judgment : 25.07.2013
Entire National Capital of India i.e. Delhi was shaken on 13.09.2008 when five bombs in a chain exploded at different places in its hurt i.e. Connaught Place, Karol Bagh, Greater Kailash and India Gate. Connaught Place and Karol Bagh are commercial hubs of Delhi.
Greater Kailash is a posh colony, which gives shelter to salt of its population, while India Gate is a historical and picnic spot, which remain generally crowded. 26 innocent persons lost their lives, while 133 suffered injuries. Five FIRs numbered as 168/08, 130/08, 293/08, 418/08 and 419/08 were registered in PS Karol Bagh, Greater Kailash, Tilak Marg and Connaught Place respectively.
An outfit ‘Indian Mujaheddin took responsibility of these blasts by sending emails to various electronic and print media. Special Cell of Delhi Police took the task of investigation.
A team under the supervision of Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma was formed to trace out the culprits.
When injured started recuperating in hospitals and dead bodies were put to rest, public could take their sleeps well but not the police.