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Dehradun encounter: Case registered against six policemen

Dehradun, July 7 (ANI): A case has been registered against six policemen involved in the alleged fake encounter that resulted in the killing of Ranbir Singh, a 24-year-old MBA student.

An FIR under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against them.

On the basis of a complaint by Ranbir’s father, Rabindra Pal Singh, an FIR has also been registered against two — DSPs Ajay Kumar and G C Tamta.

Ranbir’s family has demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank has said the State Government is ready to undertake a CBI investigation.

Earlier, Nishank had ordered a high-level inquiry into the incident.

The body of Ranbir bore 12 bullet marks and 27 other injures, suggesting that he may have been tortured before his death.

According to the 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. (ANI)

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