The theory that the Batla House encounter of September 19, 2008 was fake, has finally been busted and with solid proof.
The Delhi Police’s Special Cell on Wednesday arrested a dreaded Indian Mujahideen terrorist who was wanted in a number of terror attack cases.
Ariz Khan alias Junaid, belonging to home-grown Indian Mujahideen terror group, was arrested by the police for his suspected involvement in five bomb blast cases.
Most importantly, he was wanted in the 2008 Delhi serial blasts case with which the Batla House encounter is related.
According to Pramod Singh Kushwaha, DCP, Special Cell, Delhi Police, Junaid had escaped from the Batla House encounter site when the operation was underway.
“Ariz Khan alias Junaid was involved in many bombing incidents including 2008 Delhi serial blasts. 165 people had died in incidents he was involved in,” Kushwaha told media.
“He is an expert bomb maker, conspirator and executioner. He was associated with Atif Amin who was killed in the Batla House encounter. He was also wanted in 2007 UP blasts, 2008 Jaipur serial blasts, 2008 Ahmedabad blasts and had escaped from Batala House encounter,” the police official added.
The details revealed by the Delhi Police have busted the a theory floated by the Congress after the Batla House encounter that it was a fake police operation.
The Congress had then tried to suggest that the Batla House encounter was fake and it was staged by the Delhi Police to earn laurels in the wake of the serial blasts in the national capital.
The Congress charge was led by its leader Digvijaya Singh, who had repeatedly called the encounter fake and demanded a judicial probe.
More than nine years after that police operation, the fake encounter theory has been demolished. And it has come as a vindication for police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, who was killed in the Batla House encounter.