Sessions stays CMM order to summon 13 cops in fake encounter case

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New Delhi, Sep 16 (UNI) A Sessions court has stayed the order of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate for summoning 13 policemen in a 2002 fake encounter case.

The Delhi government had approached the court of Sessions Judge through a revision petition against the order of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, which had summoned 13 policemen to appear before the court on September 10.

On January 11, 2002, the Delhi Police had raided a house in Pandav Nagar area on a tipoff that Rupinder alias Kanu Jat, who was wanted in several cases in Ghaziabad and Delhi, was hiding in the area.

The police had then claimed that he was killed in retaliatory fire.

But on direction of the Delhi High Court, the case was transferred to the CBI, which on investigation found that there was neither gunshot residue on Rupinder's hands nor were his fingerprints found on the revolver allegedly recovered from him.

However, CBI could not file a chargesheet stating that the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Tejendra Khanna had refused to grant sanction for the prosecution of the accused.

The Delhi government had pleaded before the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate for acceptance of the closure report filed by the CBI.

However, the Magistrate did not accept the closure report and summoned all 13 policemen to appear before the court on September 13.

Aggreived by this order, the Delhi government approached the Sessions court, which stayed the order of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate till October 17 and issued notice to the CBI.

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