New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday convicted Arise Khan in the Batla House encounter case and said that the prosecution has successfully proved the case. The sentence in this case will be pronounced on 10 March. Ariz Khan was described as a bomb expert by the police.
This decision was delivered by Additional Sessions Judge Sandeep Yadav of Saket Court. A production warrant was issued against Arij Khan aka Junaid on Sunday, demanding his presence during the verdict.
According to Delhi Police, Aziz Khan, who was arrested in February 2018, was present on the spot during the Batla House encounter, but managed to escape. Aziz Khan is allegedly associated with the banned terrorist organization Indian Mujahideen.
Police had said that he was present at the Batla House along with four other terrorists when the encounter took place. Two Indian Mujahideen terrorists (Atif Amin and Mohammad Sajid) were killed in the encounter and two others managed to escape. Mohammad Saif and Zeeshan have already been arrested.
The operation took place in September 2008, a week after the serial blasts in Delhi. In the serial blasts in the national capital, 13 people were killed and more than 100 were injured.
IM terrorist Shahzad Ahmed was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2013 by a trial court in the Batla House encounter case. His appeal against the verdict is pending in the High Court.