Guwahati News Desk: A Delhi Court on Monday calling it a ‘rarest of the rare’ case, awarded the death penalty to convict Ariz Khan for the murder of police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma and other offences, in the 2008 Batla House encounter case.
Khan has been awarded the three months jail under section 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), tens year under 333 (voluntarily causes grievous hurt) and capital punishment under Section 302 (murder).
Along with this, two-year punishment under 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant), life imprisonment for 307 (attempt to murder), seven years jail for 174A (Non-appearance in response to a proclamation) and three years jail for 27 (using any prohibited weapons) of the Arms Act.
The court had convicted Khan in the case on March 08, for murdering encounter specialist and Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma.
Rs 10 lakh out of the fine of Rs. 11 lakh imposed on Khan to be released as compensation to the wife of deceased Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, said Additional Sessions, Judge Sandeep Yadav.
The judge added, “No amount of compensation can alleviate the agony, pain and trauma of family members of the victim, resulting from the crime committing in this case. However, monetary compensation would provide some solace and would apply balm to the wound of family members of the victim.”
The counsel for the convict sought leniency on the ground of his young age despite the prosecution’s request for the death penalty for Khan in the case.
The Special Cell of Delhi Police on September 19 in 2008 carried out an encounter in Jamia Nagar’s Batla House, in which two suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists and Inspector Sharma died.
Ariz Khan then fled from the spot and was declared a proclaimed offender. He was arrested on February 14, 2018, and faced the trial.