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IM terrorist convicted in Batla encounter


AGENCIES | New Delhi, July 25, 2013 15:58
Tags : Batla House shootout | Indian Mujahideen | Shahzad Ahmad | M.C. Sharma |

A Delhi court Thursday convicted the lone accused and Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative Shahzad Ahmad in the 2008 Batla House shootout here which left a police inspector dead.

Additional Sessions Judge Rajender Kumar Shastri convicted Ahmad for killing Delhi Police special cell Inspector M.C. Sharma.

Ahmad was one of the occupants of a flat that was raided by police in south Delhi's Batla House neighbourhood in Jamia Nagar area Sep 19, 2008, six days after serial blasts in the city, the prosecution said.

The prosecution, in its final arguments, contended that it had "sufficient circumstantial evidence" and phone records to prove that Ahmad was present in the flat in Batla House.

Ahmad, along with another accused Junaid, had jumped off the balcony and fled after firing at police, the prosecution said.

The IM operatives were allegedly involved in the Sep 13, 2008, serial blasts at Karol Bagh, Connaught Place, Greater Kailash and India Gate which left 26 dead and 133 injured.

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