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Read the Batla House verdict (operative portion) in full

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 SHASTRIADDL. SESSIONS JUDGE­02:SOUTH EASTSAKET COURT:

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
Updated on: July 26, 2013 7:05 IST


In   the morning of 19.09.2008 when people were in the process of waking up, the   police   was   engrossed   in   planning   to   nab   the   suspects.     




SI   Rahul Kumar (now Inspector) lodged a complaint (Ex. PW­8/C), narrating the incident as:­
                       “
Today  (19.09.2008) at  around 8.00  am,  a specific   information   was   received   to   Inspector   Mohan Chand Sharma that Bashir @ Atif alongwith associates is residing   in   the   top   floor   Flat   No.   108   of   L­18,   Batla House, Delhi.  

This information was lodged in Daily Diary and discussed with senior officers.   After discussion with senior   officers,   as   per   their   directions,   a   team   led   by Inspector  Mohan  Chand  Sharma  consisting   of  Inspector Sanjay Dutt, SI Dharmender, Kumar, SI Ravinder Kumar Tyagi,   SI   Dalip   Kumar,   SI   Rakesh   Malik,   SI   Devender Singh,   ASI   Anil   Tyagi,   HC   Balwant   Singh,   HC   Rajbir Singh, HC Satyender Kumar (No. 391/SB), HC Satyender Kumar (No. 397/SB), HC Vinod Gautam, HC Hansraj, HC Udaivir   Singh,   HC   Manish   Kumar,   Ct.   Gurmeet,   Ct. Sandeep, Ct. Birender Negi and Ct. Rajeev including me, was formed to act upon the information.  

At about 9.30 am, the team left the office of Special Cell NDR with arms and ammunition in our private cars and two two­wheelers to apprehend him and his associates.  At about 10.30 am, the   team   of   special   cell   reached   Batla   House   and requested 7­8 passerby persons to join raiding party after apprising   them   aboutcontents   of   information,   but   none joined by giving genuine excuses.  Without wasting further time, Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma briefed the entire team and the team reached at L­18, Batla House, Delhi and   surrounded   the   building.    

At   about   11.00   am, Inspector   Mohan   Chand   Sharma   alongwith   SI Dharmender   Kumar,   SI   Ravinder   Kumar   Tyagi,   HC Balwant   Singh,   HC   Udaivir   Singh,   HC   Satyender   (No. 397/SB) and myself entered into the building to conduct raid at  flat  No. 108,  L­18,  Batla  House,  Delhi,  whereas other   team   members   were   deployed   at   ground   floor   to cover   the   building.     Inspector   Mohan   Chand   Sharma knocked   at   the   main   door   of   the   flat   by   disclosing   his identity,   but   when   the   occupants of the   flat   did   not respond, then the  team tried  to  enter into the flat.   

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