Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat acquitted, Bashir Ahmed Shah, Saqib Rehman Nazir Ahmed Sofi, Hazi Gulam Moinuddin Dar, Abdul Majid Bhat, Abdul Qayoom Khan and Birender Kumar Singh who were arrested by the Delhi Police after a “fake encounter” in July 2005 here.
No encounter had taken place on the night of July 1. 2005, at all and an absolutely fake encounter has been projected.
“The story of the encounter was carefully scripted in the office of Special Staff, Delhi Police, Dhaula Kuan, by its main author Sub Inspector Ravinder Tyagi with the assistance of sub inspectors Nirakar, Charan Singh and Mahender Singh,” the ASJ said.
The prosecution told the court that accused Saqib Rehman, Nazir Ahmed Sofi, Gulam Moinuddin Dar and Bashir Ahmed Shah were arrested following a encounter near Gurgaon-Delhi road on July 1, 2005.
According to police version these four accused were in a car and on being asked to stop, they tried to flee and the police team overtook them and they were made to stop.
The prosecution said that the accused opened fire on the police team and after encounter, they were arrested by the police team and an army combat uniform, fake currency of Rs 50,000 and sketch of Palam Air Force station was recovered from their possession.
In its chargesheet, police claimed the accused persons disclosed that they were working on the directions of ISI of Pakistan.
Police also claimed that after the interrogation of the four, they arrested three others and recovered huge amount of fake currency notes, an AK-47 assault rifle, several magazines, and cartridges from them.
All the accused, however, claimed innocence before the court and said they have been falsely implicated in the case.
Accused Gulam Moinuddin Dar submitted to the court that he was involved in anti-militancy operations in Kashmir Valley and was instrumental in surrender of various militants before the police, but was falsely implicated in this case.