Batla House encounter: Convict Ariz Khan to be hanged, court terms it ‘rarest of rare case’

Ariz Khan was arrested in February 2018. by the Special Cell of Delhi Police after a decade of allegedly being on the run.

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Batla House encounter: Delhi court convicts Indian Mujahideen operative Ariz Khan

New Delhi: Delhi Court awards death penalty to convict Ariz Khan in 2008 Batla House encounter case. The court calls the case as ‘rarest of rare case’. Court has imposed fine of Rs. 11 lakhs out of which Rs. 10 lakhs will be given to the family of the deceased Inspector, MC Sharma.

Ariz Khan was arrested in February 2018. by the Special Cell of Delhi Police after a decade of allegedly being on the run. According to Delhi Police, Ariz Khan was at the spot during the Batla encounter but managed to escape.

Police had earlier claimed that Ariz Khan was present at Batla House, along with four others, and had managed to give police the slip during the encounter on September 19, 2008, in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar, in which two Indian Mujahideen terrorists were killed and as many arrested.

Two suspected terrorists, Atif Ameen and Mohammad Sajid, were killed while two other suspects– Mohammad Saif and Zeeshan were arrested earlier. The incident took place a week after five serial blasts occurred in Delhi on 13 September 2008 in which at least 30 people were killed and over 100 injured.

Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma of Special Cell was killed during the 2008 Batla House encounter.

Batla House encounter: Delhi court convicts Indian Mujahideen operative Ariz Khan

A trial court in July 2013 had sentenced Indian Mujahideen terrorist Shahzad Ahmed to life imprisonment in connection with the Batla House encounter case. His appeal against the trial court’s verdict has been pending in the high court.

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