CBI registers FIR against 12 cops in fake encounter case

Last Updated: Fri, Jun 25, 2010 07:28 hrs

Lucknow: The CBI has registered an FIR against 12 policemen, including an IPS officer, for their alleged involvement in a fake encounter case.

"The FIR was registered by CBI against 12 policemen on June 23 after conducting the inquiry in the case", a senior CBI official said.

The policemen against whom the FIR have been registered are J Ravider Gaur, an 2005 batch IPS officer and currently posted as Superintendent of Police Balrampur, inspectors--Vikas Saxena, Mula Singh, Devendra Shamra, R K Gupta, constables-- Gauri Shankar Vishwakarma, Ravi Prakash Shukla, Virendra Sharma, Dinesh Singh, Anil Kumar and Kalicharan, he said.

The alleged fake encounter took place in Bareilly C B Ganj area on June 30, 2007, when a youth named Mukul Gupta was killed. The police claimed that he was shot dead as he was going to loot a bank.

Gupta's father Brajendra later moved to the court claiming that his son was innocent. The Allahabad High Court had February 26 ordered a CBI probe in the matter.

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Besides charge of murder, the policemen have been charged with attempt to destroy/conceal evidence, the official said.

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