Dehradun fake encounter: Life imprisonment for 17 policemen
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday awarded life imprisonment to 17 of the 18 policemen convicted of killing a 22-year-old MBA student in a fake shootout in Dehradun in 2009.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge J.P.S. Malik awarded life terms to 17 policemen involved in the fake gun battle.
The court Friday convicted 18 policemen for the cold blooded murder of the youth, but acquitted one of them of the murder charge while convicting him for falsifying records.
Jaspal Singh Gosain, the head operator at city control room, was convicted under Section 218 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) (public servant framing incorrect record).
The 18 policemen were charge sheeted by the CBI in connection with the Ranbir Singh case that rocked the hill state in July 2009.
The convicted policemen are then inspector Santosh Jaiswal, sub-inspectors Gopal Dutt Bhatt, Rajesh Bisht, Neeraj Kumar, Nitin Chauhan and Chandra Mohan, constables Ajeet Singh, Satbir Singh, Sunil Saini, Chander Pal, Saurabh Nautiyal, Nagendra Nath, Vikas Chandra Baluni, Sanjay Rawat, Mohan Singh Rana, Inder Bhan Singh and Manoj Kumar besides Gosain.
They were arrested after evidence surfaced that Ranbir Singh, a resident of Ghaziabad, was allegedly gunned down in cold blood by Uttarakhand Police after being caught at Mohini Road where he and his companions were allegedly trying to commit some crime July 3, 2009.