Batla House Encounter: Many questions unanswered

It seems that the Delhi Police are creating the barrier in making the Post-Mortem reports public

Afroz Alam Sahil & Kamala Kanta Dash, BeyondHealines

Three years have passed. The infamous encounter that killed two young men in Batla House still echoes in the ears of the local community.  Several regional and national attempts have been made to draw the attention of the government to initiate a magisterial inquiry.  RTIs filed by one of the authors (by Mr. Sahil) have revealed many interesting facets of counter-terror policing and investigation in Delhi.


Responding to the RTIs NHRC along with other important documents has also provided the post-mortem report of Atif and Sajjid. But RTIs applied to AIIMS and Delhi Police have been rejected by citing that the court has not allowed for the same.

Along with the photos and videos of the post mortem report, file noting of Forensic expert Dr. Dogra’s consolidated opinion to the crime branch have not been released. In addition to this many other questions related to the encounter and the post mortem reports have remained unanswered.  It seems there have been consistent attempts at Delhi police to withheld information from the concerned community members. 


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