Extra-judicial killings: Life term for 4 UP policemen
By Team Legistify / 2017-02-25

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A special court here today awarded life sentence to four Uttar Pradesh Police personnel in a case of extra judicial killing of four youths 20 years ago.Inspector Lal Singh, Sub Inspector Joginder Singh and constables Surya Bhan and Subhash Chand were convicted by the special CBI court for murder, destruction of evidence and producing false evidence, CBI spokesperson R K Gaur said.

The court also imposed a penalty of Rs 2.30 lakh on Lal Singh, Rs 1.30 lakh on Joginder Singh and Rs 80,000 each on the two constables, he said

“The court has further directed that 50 per cent of the total fine will be given equally to the family members of all the four victims,” he said in a statement.

It was alleged that Jasbir Singh, Jalaluddin, Ashok and Pravesh, all residents of Ghaziabad, were shot dead in an encounter by personnel of Bhojpur Police Station on November 8, 1996 when they opened fire at the police party.

“Investigation conducted by CBI disclosed that four innocent persons were killed by police in an encounter. They had no criminal record and were not required by Bhojpur Police Station or any of the nearby police stations in any criminal case. They had no fire arms with them and did not fire at the police party as falsely shown in the FIR,” CBI said.

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