Court asks Ansal Plaza shootout witness to record statement

February 3rd, 2009 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) A city court has sought the testimony of a man who says he had witnessed the shootout at the Ansal Plaza here seven years ago, in which police killed two suspected terrorists. Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjeev Kumar allowed the plea of Hari Krishna, who had said he was an eyewitness of the shootout and wanted to record his testimony but the police were refusing to do so.

The court has asked Hari Krishna to appear before it March 3 and also submit the evidence which proves that the shootout was orchestrated.

On Nov 3, 2002, the Special Cell of Delhi Police killed two suspected terrorists inside the Ansal Plaza parking during evening hours.

Hari Krishna told a press conference Tuesday that he was in the underground parking lot when the unarmed men were gunned down by plainclothes sleuths.

“Now as the court has given us an opportunity to present the evidence, I am determined to prove that it was not an encounter, rather it was a murder,” Hari Krishna said.

Delhi Police said Hari Krishna was not present at the spot when the shootout took place.

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