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Updated: June 5, 2012 13:07 IST

11 Dehradun cops surrender for 2009 fake encounter

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Parents of slain MBA student, Ranbir Singh (right) and others take out a candle light procession condemning his killing in Dehradun on July 8, 2009. File Photo: Virender Singh Negi
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Parents of slain MBA student, Ranbir Singh (right) and others take out a candle light procession condemning his killing in Dehradun on July 8, 2009. File Photo: Virender Singh Negi

Eleven of the 18 Uttarakhand Police personnel, accused in the 2009 fake encounter case of MBA student Ranbir Singh in Dehradun, on Tuesday surrendered before a Delhi court which sent them to jail.

The accused policemen surrendered before Special CBI Judge V.K. Maheshwari in pursuance of the non-bailable warrants issued against them in May this year. “They be taken in custody and sent to judicial custody,” the court said.

The accused personnel who surrendered on Tuesday include the then constables Satbir Singh, Sunil Saini, Chander Pal, Saurabh Nautiyal, Nagendra Nath, Vikas Chandra Baluni, Sanjay Rawat, Mohan Singh Rana, Inder Bhan Singh and Manoj Kumar and Head operator at city control room Jaspal Singh Gosain.

The constables are among the 18 policemen charge sheeted by the CBI in connection with Ranbir Singh encounter case that rocked the hill state in July 2009.

The other accused in the case are presently lodged in Tihar Jail. They include then inspector Santosh Jaiswal, Sub-inspectors Gopal Dutt Bhatt, Rajesh Bisht, Neeraj Kumar, Nitin Chauhan and Chandra Mohan and constable Ajeet Singh.

They were arrested in wake of evidence that 22-year-old Singh, an MBA student from Ghaziabad, was allegedly gunned down by Uttarakhand Police after being caught at Mohini Road where he and his companions were allegedly trying to commit some crime on July 3, 2009.

The court fixed July 4, the next date of hearing and also allowed the plea of these 11 accused that they be kept together in jail as they are police personnel and apprehend fear from other inmates.

The case was transferred to Delhi by the Supreme Court on the plea of Ranbir’s father Ravindra Singh.

The court had issued NBWs against them to ensure their presence before it.

Ranbir’s father had alleged that his son had gone to Dehradun in search of a job where he was arrested by the police on July 3, 2009 on pretext of being involved in some robbery.

He had alleged that on the same day, 29 bullets were pumped into his body and the incident was passed off as an encounter.

All the 18 policemen have been charged for various offences such as murder, kidnapping, criminal conspiracy, destruction of evidence and public servant framing incorrect record.

maximum punishment should be awareded to those police officers involved in fake encounters...............but always i find only unior police officers are punished , the so called encounters are always done at the behest or knowlege of IPS officer and hardly any IPS OFFICEr is ever punished throughout india as ias officers too Poor lower officers of police..........if they disobey their life will become miserable in police how long such system will prevail i remember the most junior pps officer was made ssp of tarantaran police distt in punjab and all of his seniors have to obey him because he was a puppet in the hands of politicians to enhance their interests. please get the police rid of political controle then only justice can prevail else not.

from:  major singh
Posted on: Jun 5, 2012 at 22:55 IST

These people must be given capital punishment for misusing their powers
and taking the life of a young man. RIP Ranbir Singh.

from:  Sathish Kumar
Posted on: Jun 5, 2012 at 19:10 IST

In india the only man Mr,Modi Whos belonging such kind of operation.whos a inspiration of all fack encounter all across the region, but now the people thay have given the reward to modi as a cm of state.Its would be boosting all criminal authorities so for future Job.

from:  dheen
Posted on: Jun 5, 2012 at 19:05 IST

@imran What is the use of justice after the victim died?

from:  Akhil Bhushan
Posted on: Jun 5, 2012 at 17:46 IST

Keeping all policeman together in prison is judicially speaking a very incorrect move.
Of course, they have had all the time in the world to sync their version of the events
with each other, but doing it again just prior to the trial would allow them
considerable advantages and permit them to iron out any inconsistencies in their
respective versions.

And why the special treatment for accused policeman compared to any other sort of
accused person?

from:  Vivek
Posted on: Jun 5, 2012 at 17:28 IST

Unless Govt is serious on these fake encounters and bring them to
justice swiftly,these crimes by the police will continue.Meanwhile there
have been many innocent Muslims framed and tortured or have been
killed.But their plight has not been given the importance it deserves.Is
this because the media is plying truant?

from:  Nasar
Posted on: Jun 5, 2012 at 17:25 IST

police and politician are great looter in india,both act unconstitutionally and earn money thorough illegal way with misuse of power, whole indian judicial system is failure, justice delayed is justice denied

from:  bhupinder
Posted on: Jun 5, 2012 at 16:50 IST

police and politician are great looter in india,both act unconstitutionally and earn money thorough illegal way with misuse of power,whole indian judicial system is failure,justice delayed is justice denied,,

from:  bhupinder
Posted on: Jun 5, 2012 at 16:50 IST

This shows that the UPA Leaders are failing and nothing else!

The Police and the Security Personnel in India are cruel and barbaric. This is exposed on several YouTube clips. The BBC has published security staff cruelty at the Bangladesh boarder. Another clip exposing a small girl, probably under age 10 was abused by a Police officer while other Police officers were just watching it and not preventing the crime.

Real criminals like the action in Tamil Nadu should face the encounter in order to bring public safety and Law and order. All crimes must be dealt with firmly and decisively.

Similarly abuser must be punished severely!

from:  Shiva
Posted on: Jun 5, 2012 at 16:22 IST

29 bullets are fired at him. My God..are these Cops or Thugs...Scary ..

from:  Pavan
Posted on: Jun 5, 2012 at 15:45 IST

Such a attitude of police personnel are ver shameful for a civil socitey. There are thousands of cases are such that police is demanding money for accepting an F.I.R.. But what them compelled to kill a boy with bullet. They are required to take the person apprehended to the court for finding out whether the perosn arrested is actual culprit or not. Here in this case they themselve have decided the case. so they need to be dealt with high hand. and the result should be made public by means of both print media as well as electronic media as such there can be awarness among the like minded cops.

from:  umakanta behera
Posted on: Jun 5, 2012 at 14:37 IST

Encounter may be false, but there is no doubt his son was criminal like most of Gujjar ,Ahir & Jat.
Think! Why did police man kill him without any purpose?

from:  Rajesh Singh
Posted on: Jun 5, 2012 at 14:29 IST

I am not sure what led to the surrender of these 11 slain cops to the court and that too after 2 years. We need to come across the truth as to why was he murdered and what the real purpose. 90% of the encounter are artificial and it is mainly done to either eliminate there own enemies or to gain promotion or for money. Police in India is a commodity.

from:  kartik subramaniam
Posted on: Jun 5, 2012 at 14:12 IST

Good. Finally the innocent victim will get the justice.

from:  imran
Posted on: Jun 5, 2012 at 13:57 IST
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