Batla House Encounter convict Ariz Khan reaches Delhi HC, challenges death sentence

New Delhi: Indian Mujahideen terrorist Ariz Khan, who was found guilty in the Batla House encounter, has approached the Delhi High Court. Ariz has challenged the death sentence awarded by the Saket Court in Delhi. On March 8 this year, the Saket court sentenced Ariz Khan to death, treating the Batla House encounter as the Rarest of Rare cases.

The court also slapped a fine of Rs 11 lakh on terrorist Ariz Khan. Out of this, Rs 10 lakh was ordered to be given to the family members of martyred Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma. Meanwhile, another convict in the case, Shahzad Ahmed, was sentenced in 2013. While 2 accomplices Atif Ameen and Mohammad Sajid were dumped in the same encounter. Tell us that Ariz escaped after the Batla House encounter in Delhi in 2008. Ten years later, in 2018, he was nabbed from Nepal. Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma had attained valour in the encounter. While attempts were also made to kill policeman Balwant Singh-Rajveer.

Indian Mujahideen terrorist Ariz Khan was also among the main accused in the 2008 delhi-jaipur-ahmedabad and UP court blasts. A total of 165 people were killed and 535 injured in all these blasts. A reward of Rs 15 lakh was then announced on the ariz after the blasts. A red corner notice was issued by Interpol against it. Ariz Khan alias Junaid from Azamgarh was caught by the Special Cell team in February 2018.

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