The Delhi High Court on Tuesday, 6 February, gave life imprisonment to seven suspended Uttarkhand policemen for killing a 22-year-old MBA student in a fake encounter in Dehradun in 2009.
The court, however, set aside the conviction and life term of 10 other suspended policemen.
A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and I S Mehta upheld the trial court’s 9 June 2014 verdict regarding seven policemen, who murdered Ranbir Singh on 3 July 2009.
The details of the judgement are awaited as the judges only read out the operative portion during the pronouncement.
The policemen in their appeal had alleged that Singh, a resident of Ghaziabad, had gone to Dehradun with two others for a dacoity and snatched the service revolver of one of them.
All of them were on security duty on 3 July 2009, in view of the visit of then president Pratibha Patil.
The CBI has submitted before the court that the victim had gone to Dehradun to take up a job on 3 July 2009 and the theory of the convicts "is a story".