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Dehradun MBA student's encounter was staged: CBI

August 05, 2009 13:51 IST

In its initial findings, the Central Bureau of Investigation has claimed that the encounter in which a 24-year-old MBA student Ranbir Singh was killed by Dehradun police was a fake.

The CBI said the ground where Ranbir's body lay was deeply penetrated by bullets of AK-47 rifles. The deep penetration indicated that bullets riddled the body while it lay on the ground.

The CBI-SIT team reportedly recovered over 10 cartridges from the incident spot. The visit took place on August 1, and the CBI-SIT team recorded the statements of 14 people related to the case.

The CBI also found that the pistol, recovered from Ranbir's possession, was not fired.

Ranbir's body bore 12 bullet marks and 27 other injures, suggesting that he might have been tortured before his death.

According to a post-mortem report, the 12 bullet marks revealed that Ranbir was fired at close range.

Ranbir was riding a motorcycle with his two friends when the police stopped him at a check post. Police alleged that the three men got into an altercation with a sub-inspector who had asked them to stop and then fled into a nearby forest after snatching his service revolver.

In the ensuing encounter, Ranbir was gunned down while the other two managed to escape.

 

Source: ANI