New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Monday awarded death penalty to Ariz Khan, convicted in the 2008 Batla House encounter in Delhi. Indian Mujahideen terrorist Khan murdered Mohan Chand Sharma, a Delhi Police Official. The court convicted the accused Ariz Khan under IPC 186, 333, 353, 302, 307, 174a.
On the basis of the evidence presented by the police, the court remarked that Ariz Khan, along with other terrorists, big harmed to the police. Ariz Khan is accused of multiple bomb blasts across the country, killed many people. Ariz had fled to Nepal after the blasts and was hiding there under the name Salim.
What is the Batla House Encounter?
The encounter took place on the morning of 19 September 2008 at Batla House in Delhi, after 5 blasts on 13 September 2008 in National capital. Three live bombs were also found. About 39 people were killed in these five blasts in 50 minutes. The Special Cell of Delhi Police was investigating the blasts, when it reached the third floor of the L-18 building at Batla House. There was an encounter with suspected terrorists of the Indian Mujahideen. The two suspects who died were from Azamgarh. Two were arrested. One was absconding.