Trial in Dara Singh encounter case ends, judgement on March 13
As many as 14 policemen including two former IPS officers – AK Jain and A Ponnuchami – and a senior BJP leader were booked in this 12-year-old case.
Jaipur: A local court will pronounce the judgment in Dara Singh encounter case on March 13. As many as 14 policemen including two former IPS officers – AK Jain and A Ponnuchami – were booked in this 12-year-old case.
Advocate AK Jain said that the court of additional district and sessions judge – 14 completed the trial on Friday. The court has reserved the judgement after hearing arguments from both the sides. The judgement will be pronounced on March 13, the lawyer said.
Known criminal Dara Singh was gunned down by an SOG team in a police encounter on October 23, 2006. The family members initially alleged that the encounter was fake and Dara Singh was killed in cold blood. The Supreme Corurt ordered a CBI probe into the encounter on a petition filed by Dara Singh’s wife Sushila. The agency arrested 14 policemen including AK Jain and A Ponnuchami in 2011. I
Parliamentary affairs minister and senior BJP leader Rajendra Singh Rathore was also arrested in the case, but he was discharged on account of lack of evidence against him. IPS officer AK Jain has also been pronounced not guilty in the case. One of the witnesses Vijay Choudhary was murdered in Churu. The court will now pronounce judgement against 13 police officials.