Shahzad falsely im­pli­cated; to move SC, says sis­ter

The Political and Business Daily - - METRO/NCR -

SIS­TER of Shahzad Ahmed, who was sen­tenced to life im­pris­on­ment in 2008 Batla House en­counter case, to­day said she would move the Supreme Court against the ver­dict and claimed he was falsely im­pli­cated.

"Batla House en­counter was fake and youths in­clud­ing my brother were falsely im­pli­cated in the case. We know that Shahzad is in­no­cent and we will fight for jus­tice till the end and ap­peal in Supreme Court," said Sifa Seraj.

The sus­pected In­dian Mu­jahideen ter­ror­ist was to­day sen­tenced to life im­pris­on­ment by a Delhi court.

Ad­di­tional Ses­sions Judge (ASJ) Ra­jen­der Kumar Shastri handed down the life term to Shahzad for killing dec­o­rated po­lice of­fi­cer In­spec­tor M C Sharma and in­jur­ing two other cops.

A num­ber of peo­ple gath­ered at Shah­jad's house near Ted­hia mosque here and ex­pressed sol­i­dar­ity with his fam­ily.

National Gen­eral Sec­re­tary of Ulema Coun­cil, Tahir Madni, said that he was not happy with the court's judge­ment and will fight against it.

"We will fight against the judge­ment on two fronts--one in court and the other in peo­ple's court by rak­ing the is­sue in com­ing Lok Sabha polls," he said.

Me­dia per­sons out­side the Saket Court dur­ing pro­nounce­ment of sen­tence–PTI photo

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