Timeline: Batla House encounter case
Let us take a look at the timeline of Batla encounter case:
- On September 13, 2008, a series of blasts in the national capital left 26 people dead and 133 injured.
- On September 19, 2008 two suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists (IM mastermind Atif Amin, his accomplice Mohammed Sajid) and Delhi special cell inspector Mohan Chand Sharma was killed in an encounter in a flat in Batla House, Jamia Nagar, Delhi.
- It was on August 26, 2009 that Delhi High Court gave clean chit to Delhi police, saying Batla House encounter was not fake.
- Later, on April 29, 2010 a chargesheet was filed against lone suspected terrorist, Shahzad Ahmad.The police claimed two others Ariz khan and Shahzad Ahmad escaped. While Ariz is still absconding, the Uttar Pradesh ATS arrested Shahzad two years later.
- The trial began in the case on February 15, 2011. The Delhi police chargesheet claims Shahzad and his aides planned the September 13, 2008 serial blasts in Delhi.The police say the entire conspiracy was hatched at L-18, Batla house.
- Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma and his team got a tip off on September 18, 2008 that an IM module was hiding out in Jamia Nagar.
- In the subsequent encounter, inspector Sharma was shot 4 times and died en route to the hospital.The issue has sharply divided the political class.
- However, on July 25, lone suspected Indian Mujahideen operative Shahzad Ahmad was convicted in the 2008 Batla House encounter case by a Delhi court for murdering a police inspector and assaulting other officers.
- The court will pronounce its quantum of sentence on July 29.
First Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 04:46 PM