The court said the four youths were killed in an extra-judicial manner by the police personnel.
The CBI probe found that the deceased were working as labourers and were picked up by the police officials of Bhojpur Police Station, the spokesperson said, adding they were taken to Macheri ki pulia on Modi Nagar-Hapur Road (UP) and shown killed in an encounter.
He said after thorough investigation, CBI filed a charge sheet against the five accused persons during 2001. During trial, one constable died. Ninety-nine prosecution witnesses were examined.
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