Haryana gangster’s killing: SC dismisses judicial inquiry plea

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New Delhi/Gurgaon, July 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition demanding a judicial inquiry into Gurgaon gangster Sandeep Gadoli’s “killing” by a Gurgaon police Crime Branch team in Mumbai on February 7.

Gadoli’s brother Kuldeep Singh had filed a petition demanding a judicial inquiry into his brother’s alleged “planned killing” by the Gurgaon police.

The Mumbai police’s advocate told a bench of Justice Gopal Gowda and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel that an FIR against Gurgaon police has been registered under relevant sections of IPC.

During the hearing, the advocate informed court that SIT of Mumbai police is probing the case and three Gurgaon police personnel involved in the alleged encounter have been already arrested.

After hearing the plea, the court said that there was no need of judicial inquiry.

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Mumbai SIT has arrested Sub Inspector Pradhuman Yadav, who led the alleged encounter, constable Vikram Singh and Jitender, member of team.

The trio are on police remand.

Gadoli, a Gurgaon-based gangster, was shot dead by a Gurgaon police team inside Hotel Airport Metro, near Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, on February 7.

While the Gurgaon police team claimed it fired in self-defence, the Mumbai police SIT concluded the encounter was fake.

Accordingly, an FIR was registered against the five Gurgaon police personnel and three others, including Divya Pahuja.

According to the SIT, Divya was with Gadoli when she was shot, which makes her an important but high-risk witness.

Gurgaon Police Commissioner has announced out of term promotion for the team which eliminated Gadoli but suspended all five policemen in the last week of June.

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Meanwhile, Gadoli’s family has dismissed claims of Divya having gone ‘missing’.

Gadoli’s has refused to accept body of gangster which is lying in the Mumbai mortuary until arrest of all accused.

The family alleged that Gadoli was killed on the demand of another Gurgaon gangster Binder Gujjar allegedly supported by few senior Gurgaon police officers.

An ACP rank officer has been already asked by SIT to join the investigation.



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