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Uttarakhand fake encounter: 17 cops get life term; victim's family to demand capital punishment
A Delhi court on Monday awarded life imprisonment to 17 of the 18 Uttarakhand police personnel who were convicted for killing a 22-year-old MBA graduate, Ranbir Singh in a jungle near Dehradun in a fake encounter in 2009.

After holding them guilty on June 6 in the conspiracy to kidnap and kill the young MBA graduate who had gone to Dehradun to take up a job on July 3, 2009, special CBI judge JPS Malik ordered the jail term, as reported by the Indian Express.

Out of 17 convicts seven cops, six Sub-Inspectors and one constable, are imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 each by the court who were held guilty of killing the victim.

The court has also order 10 other cops to furnish a fine of Rs 20,000 each who are convicted for conspiracy to kidnap and kill Ranbir.

The collected fine would be given to the family of Ranbir as compensation, the court said.

Ranbir was a MBA graduate from Meerut University and his family, which was present in the court, said that they are not happy with the hearing and will apply in the higher court. His mother who was seen crying said, ?I want death for all the policemen who killed my younger son?.

Jaspal Singh, who had intentionally framed incorrect record to save a person from punishment is awarded two years imprisonment (section 218 IPC) by the court, which he has already undergone during the trial period.

The then head operator at city control room, Gosain, who was acquitted of all the other charges, was directed to furnish a bail bond of Rs 50,000 and a surety of like amount.




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