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2006 Mumbai fake encounter case: 21 get life imprisonment

All 21 convicts, including 13 policemen were on Friday awarded life imprisonment by a court here in the 2006 fake encounter killing of Ram Narayan Gupta alias Lakkhan Bhaiya, an alleged aide of fugitive gangster Chhota Rajan.

Former senior inspector Pradeep Suryavanshi (who had led the encounter team), Tanaji Desai and Dilip Palande were among those sentenced to life by the sessions court.

While Suryavanshi, Desai and Palande were convicted for murder in the case, dismissed police officer and ‘encounter specialist’ Pradeep Sharma, who is credited with gunning down over 100 criminals, was acquitted for lack of evidence and prosecution’s failure to prove its case, last Friday. Over 110 prosecution witnesses and two defence witnesses had deposed during the trial.
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