July 22, 2009 4:53:17 pm
National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday gave clean chit to Delhi police in Batla House encounter case.
“We are clearly of the opinion that having regard to the material placed before us,it cannot be said that there has been any violation of human rights by action of the police”,the NHRC said in its 30 page report on the encounter in September last year.
The action taken by police in which two persons died “is fully protected by law,” said the NHRC.
NHRC today filed its enquiry report before the Delhi High Court in a sealed cover. A Bench headed by Chief Justice A P Shah took the report on record and asked the Commission to put the contents of the report on NHRC’s website.
The court also directed the Commission to give copy of the report to an NGO on whose plea it had directed the enquiry.
The High Court had on May 21 asked the NHRC to complete within two months its enquiry into the controversial encounter in which two suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists and a police officer were killed.
Encounter specialist Delhi Police Inspector M C Sharma was killed during the police action against suspected terrorists on September 19,2008 in the aftermath of serial blasts in Batla House locality in the national capital.
The court had directed the enquiry on a plea of the NGO,Act Now For Harmony and Democracy,that questioned the police version of the encounter.
Two suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists who were killed were identified as Atif Amin and Mohd Sajid. Two other IM suspects Mohd Saif and Zeeshan were arrested from the Batla House area.
The incident took place a week after serial blasts rocked the capital killing 26 people and injuring 13 others.
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