Death sentence for UP cops

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 05, 2013 12:15 hrs

Lucknow, Apr 5 (IBNS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here sentenced to death thee policemen for their role in a fake encounter in 1982, media reports said.

The same court also sentenced for life five others.

The case went back to several decades when a deputy superintendent of police, K P Singh, was killed in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh.

While police called it a death during a crossfire with dacoits, the wife of the slain cop accused a fake encounter by the cops themselves.

Later the CBI took over the case and investigation proved it was a fake encounter.

The cops were convicted last year.

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