Mumbai, July 12
The Mumbai Police has suffered a major embarrassment with 13 of its personnel, including a senior police inspector, being awarded life imprisonment for killing alleged member of Chotta Rajan gang Ram Narayan Gupta, alias Lakkhan Bhaiya, in a fake encounter in 2006. Sessions Judge VD Jadhwar sentenced the policemen and eight others to life after acquitting high-profile officer Pradeep Sharma earlier.
Among the senior policemen sentenced today include former inspector Pradeep Suryavanshi who led the encounter team and police officers Tanaji Desai and Dilip Palande. —