Highlights:

  • Delhi Court on Monday called the Batla House encounter case of 2008 a rarest of rare one and awarded the death penalty to the convict.
  • The Indian Mujahideen terrorist was held guilty for murdering Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma last week.
  • The police departments sought the death penalty as the terrorist murdered a law enforcement officer.
  • Khan’s counsel in the court opposed the death penalty stating that there were other members involved in the killing also and not just Khan.

On Monday, March 15, the Delhi Court read out the death sentence for Batla House Encounter, 2008 convict Ariz Khan who belongs to the Indian Mujahideen terrorist group. The court called the case “rarest of rare”. The court also imposed a fine of Rs. 11 Lakh on Ariz Khan. The terrorist was held guilty for the death of Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma last week. 

The Police Department sought the death penalty of Khan as he murdered a law enforcement officer.  A T Ansari, the Additional Public Prosecutor stated that the case demands exemplary punishment. On the other hand, Khan’s council opposed the death penalty and stated that Khan was not the only one involved in the murder there were his associates as well. Ariz Khan was captured on February 14, 2018, after he fled from the spot at Jamia Nagar in South Delhi. 

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