Special CBI Judge J P S Malik had on Friday rejected the theory of Uttarakhand Police that Ranvir, who had graduated in MBA from Meerut University, was riding on a bike along with two others and had snatched a revolver from a policeman while they were stopped for checking in view of the President's visit on July 3, 2009.

AT Rao, the lawyer in this case, said the CBI has asked for harshest punishment as the culprits are policemen who are supposed to protect the law.

Rao added that fine and compensation in such cases should be of such a degree that people should not commit such a crime again.

Meanwhile, Ranveer’s father RP Singh said he was satisfied with the court proceedings until now and expects the court to stress upon the CBI statement and pronounce its verdict.
    
The policemen convicted for murder in this case are Sub-Inspectors Santosh Kumar Jaiswal, Gopal Dutt Bhatt (SHO), Rajesh Bisht, Neeraj Kumar, Nitin Chauhan, Chander Mohan Singh Rawat and constable Ajit Singh.
    
"Accused 1 to 7 (Santosh, Gopal, Rajesh, Neeraj, Nitin, Rawat and Ajit) are held guilty and convicted for substantive offence punishable under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC read with section 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC and for substantive offence punishable under Section 364 (kidnapping to murder) of IPC read with section 120B of IPC," the judge said on Friday.

(JPN)

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