Lakhan fake encounter case: Sharma, six others to be produced in Court

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Mumbai, Jan 8 (ANI): Former encounter specialist of Mumbai Police Pradeep Sharma, who has been arrested along with six others in a fake encounter case, will be produced in the Andheri court on Friday.

Sharma, who was involved in more than 100 encounters in his years of service with the police, was arrested on Thursday along with six others.

Out of these, three are policemen, while others are civilians.

Sharma has been accused of staging an encounter to kill alleged gangster Lakhan Bhaiya or Ram Narain Gupta in 2006.

Lakhan was killed in an encounter in Andheri (Mumbai).

Lakhan's brother told the media, "The arrest of Sharma is a step forward for getting justice. I have been fighting since 2006 to prove my brother's innocence. There has been pressure on me during my fight, but I continued."

"There was no criminal case post 1997 against his brother," he added.

In August 2009, the Bombay High Court had asked for an FIR to be filed against Sharma and 17 other policemen involved after Lakhan's brother moved the court.

The High Court bench comprising Justice B H Marlapalle and Justice Roshan Dalvi had observed the bullet was shot from point-blank range on the forehead of the victim, while the second one hit his chest.

Justice Marlapalle had also pointed out the false affidavit filed by then police commissioner A N Roy.

Sharma was part of the squad that allegedly staged the encounter.

Roy had later filed an affidavit tendering an apology in the case. (ANI)

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