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.