NHRC SEEKS INFO ON JAMIA SHOOTOUT PROBE

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked Delhi Police to apprise it about the magisterial probe into the Batla House shootout that took place on September 19, 2008.

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked Delhi Police to apprise it about the magisterial probe into the Batla House shootout that took place on September 19, 2008. The commission had on December 22 sought a response from the police within six weeks on the matter. The additional commissioner of police (vigilance, Delhi) has communicated that an FIR was registered at Jamia Nagar police station regarding the incident. While the case was initially investigated by local police, it was transferred to the crime branch on October 1, 2008. On request of crime branch, a team of CSFL had inspected the scene of shootout on October 13. The matter has also been referred to L-G.