Human Rights

CBI summons six cops in Ghaziabad encounter case

A CBI court in Ghaziabad has summoned six policemen alleged to have killed two men, Rais and Firoz, in an encounter on 3 March 2009 at Indirapuram in Ghaziabad when they were allegedly trying to rob a car. The victims’ families have claimed that the two men were picked up by six policemen from Sahibabad vegetable market at night before they were killed in an encounter. After large-scale popular protests, police had lodged an FIR against six policemen on 5 March 2009.  When police’s final report denied allegations, victims’ families moved Ghaziabad court where six witnesses stated that they saw six policemen taking away these two men in a police van for questioning. The court has issued summons against six cops under section 302, 364, 201, 120b of the IPC.
 
MG News Desk

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 September 2011 on page no. 11

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