The elder brother of Sandeep Gadoli, who was killed in an alleged encounter with Gurgaon police at a Mumbai hotel on February 7, today filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court demanding that an offence of murder be registered against the police.
"It was a fake encounter at the behest of a business rival," says Kuldeep Singh's petition which will come up for hearing before the court on Monday.
A team of Gurgaon police killed Sandeep Gadoli (32), a resident of Gadoli village in Gurgaon in Haryana, at Hotel Airport Metro here last Sunday. Police claimed that there was a shoot-out between them and Gadoli.
However, Singh alleged that it was a murder, as the police did not give his brother the opportunity to surrender.
According to the hotel staff he spoke to, Singh says in the petition, police appeared to have first hit Ghadoli on the head, due to which he became unconscious, and then shot him.
Before the alleged encounter, the Gurgaon police team removed the CCTV connection in the hotel lobby. Also, it did not inform the MIDC police in Mumbai about the operation, it says.
It also alleges that the woman, who was accompanying Gadoli at the time was informer of Gurgaon police.
MIDC (Andheri) police here refused to register an FIR for murder against the Gurgaon police officers, therefore the high court should order registration of FIR and constitute a special investigation team, says the petition.
It concedes that there were several criminal cases registered against Gadoli in Gurgaon, but claims he was acquitted in most of them, and was facing trial in two cases.
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