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Jamia Nagar encounter: NHRC reminds Delhi Police to submit report

By TwoCircles.net correspondent,

New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has again written to Delhi Police asking it to submit report and required information about the encounter in Batla House on September 19th.

Acting on a complaint filed by Kamran Siddiqui of Real Cause, a legal help NGO, NHRC wrote to Commissioner of Delhi Police on September 23rd to submit the report within two weeks. As per the law in any case of custodial killing police need to inform NHRC about it. A letter by Delhi Police dated September 21st and written by SHO of Jamia Nagar Police Station was received by NHRC on October 13th. But the required report requested by NHRC has not yet been submitted to it.

Kamran Siddiqui has filed another complain with NHRC on October 14th stating that a team of Delhi Police of Special Cell visited L-18 Batla House (building where encounter took place) with 2-3 bags and stayed there for two hours.

NHRC taking notice of the complain issued reminder to Police Commissioner asking him to submit post-morterm report of Mohd. Atif, Mohd. Sajid, and Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma. It also asked for the inquest report.

The Commission asked to know:

1. Whether a Magisterial enquiry has been ordered, if so, the status of Magisterial enquiry.

2. Whether a criminal case regarding the incident has been registered, if so, the status of the investigation.

3. Whether the team of Special Cell visited L-18 Batla House on October 13th, 2008, if so, the purpose of visit.

Commission has fixed October 31st as the deadline for submission of the report.

In another encounter killing, Delhi Police has agreed to pay Rs. 3 lakh each to the next of kin of two Muslims- Nazakat and Zulfiqar- who were gunned in a fake encounter on July 31, 2006. A FIR was filed by Ghaziabad Police after relatives alleged that it was a fake encounter. Later investigations by Crime Branch and post-mortem reports confirmed that it was a fake encounter. Nine policemen were dismissed for their role in this incident.