Delhi Police says arrested Indian Mujahideen militant Ariz Khan an expert bomb maker, wanted to revive SIMI
The Delhi Police's special cell arrested a top Indian Mujahideen militant from Nepal.
On the Monday edition of Times Now's show The Newshour, editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami referred to journalist Asad Ashraf as a 'cover for the Indian Mujahideen'. The following is Asad's own take on that particular situation and the present state of journalism as a whole
AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh today asked the central government to order a judicial probe into the "fake" 2008 encounter at Batla House in Delhi in which two suspected terrorists and a police officer were killed.
The Batla House issue is now of much importance as it was raised about the same time as Kejriwal's demand for a SIT probe into the 84 riots.
The Delhi Police has moved the Delhi High Court seeking enhancement of life term to death for 2008 Batla House encounter case convict Shahzad Ahmed for killing a decorated police officer on duty.
A bench of justices Kailash Gambhir and Indermeet Kaur issued notice to Delhi Police and sought its response by 11 November.
Arguing that the 16 December gangrape and murder was "the rarest of rare" case, police on Wednesday demanded death for the four convicts on the ground that there is no chance of their reformation as their behaviour was barbaric.
"L-18 is a four story flat. The neighbouring flats L17 and L19 are single story flats. If someone has to jump from the roof of fourth floor to first floor, it is a 40 feet jump. How can someone jump 40 feet? I don’t think it was the case of the prosecution that Shahzad was Superman or Spiderman," said the counsel.
Sister of Shahzad Ahmed, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2008 Batla House encounter case, said she would move the Supreme Court against the verdict and claimed he was falsely implicated.
The Delhi Police had argued for capital punishment on the ground that he had killed and injured on-duty police officers and was involved in various other heinous crimes, including the 13 September, 2008 serial blasts here which left 26 people dead and injured 133.
The public prosecutor argued that in the case of Shahzad "there was no scope for rehabilitation or reform",
Additional Sessions Judge Rajender Kumar Shastri, who convicted Ahmad for killing Delhi Police Special Cell Inspector MC Sharma during the Batla House shootout, was supposed to pronounce the quantum of sentence on Monday.
A Delhi court on Monday will pronounce the sentence in 2008 Batla House shootout case in which the lone accused and Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative Shahzad Ahmad was convicted.
Here’s a look at what the judgment that convicted Shahzad Ahmad in the Batla House encounter had to say on some of the arguments raised by the Defence questioning the Delhi Police’s report on Shahzad role in the shootout.
In my view the Ishrat Jahan and Batla House episodes have the positive impact on the nation's police forces.
Nearly five years after the shootout, Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Rajender Kumar Shastri convicted Ahmad, 24, from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, of killing Delhi Police Special Cell Inspector MC Sharma.
Shahzad was convicted by a trial court on Thursday in the Batla House encounter case for firing at the Police and causing death of Inspector M C Sharma.
Doctors at the Holy Family Hospital in New Friend’s Colony, and experts at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences’ Trauma Centre, provided evidence that Sharma he was fired at from two directions.
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, who had sparked a political storm by claiming that Batla encounter was fake, today said that he still stood by his statement and refused to apologise for it.
Delhi Police today welcomed a local court verdict, convicting a suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist for murdering Inspector M C Sharma in the 2008 Batla House encounter and said the force was proud of the "unique" operation.