Batla House: BJP seeks apology from opposition after court gives death penalty to Ariz Khan


PTI, Mar 15, 2021, 8:03 PM IST

New Delhi: Asserting that the court verdict in the 2008 Batla House encounter case has thoroughly exposed ”terrorist sympathizers” and “doubters lobby”, the BJP on Monday sought an apology from opposition leaders Sonia Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal for raising questions on the Delhi Police’s integrity in the matter.

A Delhi court on Monday awarded death penalty to Ariz Khan for the murder of decorated Delhi Police Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma in connection with the sensational case, saying the offence fell under the ”rarest of the rare category” warranting the maximum sentence.

”The Delhi court’s verdict today in the Batla House encounter case thoroughly exposes the terrorist sympathisers and doubters lobby in the country. Now Sonia Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal who raised questions on the integrity of our police forces must apologise to the nation,” BJP leader and Union minister Prakash Javadekar said.

Several opposition leaders had raised questions over the encounter as a huge row erupted with some groups alleging that it was a staged gunfight.

After the encounter on September 19, 2008, protest rallies were organised against it by teachers and students of Jamia Millia Islamia University.

A day after Khan’s conviction on March 8, BJP leader and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had said at a press conference, ”There was a conscious, deliberate and consistent attempt to cast serious doubt on the authenticity of the Batla House encounter to weaken the morale of Delhi Police and give clear support to terrorists and their design. Why? For pure vote bank politics.” Inspector Sharma of the police’s special cell was killed during the encounter between the police and alleged terrorists in Jamia Nagar in south Delhi following serial bomb blasts in the national capital in which 39 people died and 159 were injured. Two terrorists were killed while two others fled.

Khan had fled from the spot and was declared proclaimed offender. He was arrested on February 14, 2018, and faced the trial.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

B’luru: Selfie on FB leads cops to murder accused absconding for 5 years

Having sneaked into IPL play-offs, RCB pose serious threat to top-heavy LSG

Shivamogga: Fire breaks out in house after LPG cylinder blast; major tragedy averted

Committed to making US-India partnership among closest on earth: Prez Biden tells PM Modi in Japan

Karnataka MLC polls: BJP releases candidates list; Vijayendra out

Bantwal: Thieves break into house, loot gold ornaments

Five of family on way to Kedarnath killed in western UP road crash


Related Articles More

HC directs Karnataka govt to constitute permanent Medical Board

Parents of child who is victim of sexual offence cannot enter into compromise with accused: HC

Mentally challenged man’s murder in Madhya Pradesh: Accused posed as CBI officer

SC stays NGT order imposing penalty of over Rs 15 crore on Coca-Cola’s bottling unit

Delhi CM Kejriwal flags off 150 electric buses

MUST WATCH

After SSLC and PUC What Next?

NEWS BULLETIN 23-05-2022

Boy Need help for hospital treatment…

High tech Bust stand Inaguration at Shirva

NEWS BULLETIN 21-05-2022


Latest Additions

Kasargod: Youth accused of drug dealing escapes from police custody; 3 cops suspended

B’luru: Selfie on FB leads cops to murder accused absconding for 5 years

HC directs Karnataka govt to constitute permanent Medical Board

Parents of child who is victim of sexual offence cannot enter into compromise with accused: HC

Mentally challenged man’s murder in Madhya Pradesh: Accused posed as CBI officer

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.