Slain cops kin satisfied with Batla House verdict

Slain cops kin satisfied with Batla House verdict

By: || Updated: 25 Jul 2013 06:52 AM

New Delhi: The family of Delhi Police Inspector Mohan Chand
Sharma, who was killed in the Batla House shootout in Jamia Nagar on
September 19, 2008, Thursday, expressed satisfaction over the verdict, and
said the family now awaits the final judgment.

A Delhi court on Thursday convicted the lone accused and Indian Mujahideen
(IM) operative Shahzad Ahmed in the controversial shootout that killed

Sharma's octogenarian father, Naurottam Sharma said, “I am satisfied
with the court's decision, but await the final judgment. I am worried that
the accused can move the higher court.”

The slain inspector's 76-year-old mother Devinder Devi also said that she
was waiting for a final judgment that would bring justice to her son, who
lost his life in a brave attempt to apprehend terrorists involved in Delhi
serial blasts of 2008.

"I don't know who killed my son. But I never forget his martyrdom," Devi

Sharma, who had won seven gallantry medals, including a President's Medal,
was gunned down during the Batla House encounter at Jamia Nagar Sep 19,
2008, seven days after serial blasts rocked the national capital. It was
suspected that members of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) were hiding in a
house in the area.

Sharma is survived by his parents, wife and two children.

He joined Delhi Police as a sub-inspector in 1989 and was instrumental in
the killing of 35 terrorists and the arrest of another 80 militants, a
Delhi Police officer said.

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