1996 fake encounter case: CBI sentences four police officials to life imprisonment
Bhojpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 22 (ANI): A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Wednesday sentenced four Uttar Pradesh cops including a Station House Officer to life imprisonment in the Ghaziabad fake encounter case.
The four police officials were convicted for gunning down four daily wagers in an encounter in Bhojpur.
During the alleged encounter, Jalaluddin, Jasbir, Ashok and Pravesh, were gunned down by the police, terming them as criminals, on the afternoon of November 8, 1996.
The four cops were held guilty of murder, destruction of evidence and giving false evidence on February 20.
After the investigation and trial which lasted more than two decades, CBI's Special Judge (anti corruption) Rajesh Chaudhary on Monday held then station house officer Lal Singh, sub inspector Joginder Singh and two constables Surya Bhan and Subhash Chand as guilty for murder.
The fifth accused Ranbir Singh died during the course of the trial. (ANI)