A Delhi court has issued fresh non-bailable warrants against seven officials of Uttarakhand Police accused in the infamous Ranbir fake encounter case.
Special Judge V. K. Maheshwari also issued notices to 11 other accused in the case in which 22-year-old MBA student Ranbir was allegedly gunned down by the Uttarakhand Police on July 3, 2009.
The case was transferred from Dehradun to Delhi by the Supreme Court last month following a request by Ranbir’s parents.
The apex court had quashed the order of Nainital High Court and cancelled the bail of the seven police official -- Inspector Santosh Kumar Jaiswal, constable Ajit Singh, Sub Inspector’s Nitin Chauhan, Gopal Dutt Bhatt, Rajesh Bisht, Chander Mohan Singh Rawat and Niraj Yadav.
The CBI court here has now issued fresh NBWs against the accused police officials after agency’s prosecutor Brajesh Shukla said that a Dehradun court had already issued warrants against them after the apex court had cancelled their bail last month.
Inspector Praveen Dubey of CBI’s Special Crime Branch, Lucknow also placed the unexecuted NBWs, issued against the seven accused officials by the Dehradun court, before the court here.
The court has also issued notices against 11 other accused namely Satbir Singh, Sunil Saini, Chander Pal, Saurabh Nautiyal, Nagender Rathi, Vikas Chandra Baluni, Sanjay Rawat, Mohan Singh Rana, Inder Bhan Singh, Jaspal Singh Gosain and Manoj Kumar.
The seven police personnel were arrested in this case after the prosecution had contended that Ranbir, an MBA student from Meerut, went to Dehradun in search of a job when the police personnel of Dalanwala police station on July 2, 2009, pumped 29 bullets into him from close range after branding him as a robber.
As the accused were local police personnel, the case was entrusted to CBI.
The chargesheet in the case was filed in the court of Special Judicial Magistrate (CBI), Dehradun on December 22, 2009 against the 18 accused.
Keywords: fake encounter case